Abraham Boulger

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Abraham Boulger
Abraham Boulger VC IWM Q 80475.jpg
Born 4 September 1835
Kilcullen, County Kildare
Died 23 January 1900 (aged 64)
Moate, County Westmeath
Buried at Ballymore Churchyard, County Westmeath
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Unit 84th Regiment of Foot
York and Lancaster Regiment
Battles/wars Indian Mutiny
1882 Anglo-Egyptian War
Awards Victoria Cross

Lieutenant Colonel Abraham Boulger VC (4 September 1835, Kilcullen, County Kildare – 23 January 1900) was an Irish 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.

Boulger was 21 years old, and a Lance-Corporal in the 84th Regiment of Foot (later 2nd Bn, The York and Lancaster Regiment), British Army during the Indian Mutiny when the following deeds took place for which he was awarded the VC:

Lance-Corporal Abraham Boulger
Date of Acts of Bravery, from 12th July to 25th September, 1857
For distinguished bravery and forwardness; a skirmisher, in all the twelve action's fought between 12th July, and 25th September, 1857. (Extract from Field Force Orders of the late Major-General Havelock, dated 17 October 1857.)[1]

He served as a quartermaster during the 1882 Anglo-Egyptian War and later achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel. He died in Moate, County Westmeath, Ireland, on 23 January 1900, aged 64. His Victoria Cross is displayed at the York & Lancaster Regiment Museum in Rotherham, England.


  1. ^ "No. 22154". The London Gazette. 18 June 1858. p. 2957. 

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