Guy Boisragon

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Guy Hudleston Boisragon
Born 5 November 1864
Kohat, British India
Died 14 July 1931
Biarritz, France
Buried at Kensal Green Cemetery
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch British Indian Army
Rank Brigadier
Unit 5 Gorkha Rifles
Battles/wars Hunza-Naga Campaign
Tirah Campaign
World War I
Awards Victoria Cross (UK) ribbon.png Victoria Cross

Brigadier Guy Hudleston Boisragon VC (5 November 1864 – 14 July 1931) was a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

Boisragon was 27 years old, and a lieutenant in the Indian Staff Corps, British Indian Army, and 5th Gurkha Rifles during the Hunza-Naga Campaign, India when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

On 2 December 1891 during the attack on Nilt Fort, India, Lieutenant Boisragon led the assault, forcing his way through difficult obstacles to the inner gate, when he returned for reinforcements, moving fearlessly to and fro under heavy cross-fire until he had collected sufficient men to drive the enemy from the fort.[1]

He later achieved the rank of brigadier.

Medal Entitlement[edit]

Brigadier Guy Hudleston Boisragon is entitled to the following medals


Victoria Cross (UK) ribbon.png India General Service Medal 1854 BAR.svg India Medal BAR.svg 1914 Star BAR.svg
British War Medal BAR.svg Victory Medal MID ribbon bar.svg EGY Order of the Nile - Officer BAR.png King George V Coronation Medal ribbon.png


Ribbon Description Notes
Victoria Cross (UK) ribbon.png Victoria Cross (VC) 1892 [1]
India General Service Medal 1854 BAR.svg India General Service Medal (1854) 5 Clasps -
  • Hazara 1888
  • Hazara 1891
  • Samana 1891
  • Hunza 1891
  • Waziristan 1894-95
India Medal BAR.svg India Medal 3 Clasps -
  • Punjab Frontier 1897-98
  • Samana 1897
  • Tirah 1897-98
1914 Star BAR.svg 1914-15 Star
British War Medal BAR.svg British War Medal
Victory Medal MID ribbon bar.svg World War I Victory Medal Mentioned in dispatches
EGY Order of the Nile - Officer BAR.png Order of the Nile Egypt - 4th Class
King George V Coronation Medal ribbon.png King George V Coronation Medal 1911

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The London Gazette: no. 26306. p. 4006. 12 July 1892. Retrieved 2009-05-29.

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