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|Guy Hudleston Boisragon|
|Born||5 November 1864
Kohat, British India
|Died||14 July 1931
|Buried||Kensal Green Cemetery|
|Service/branch||British Indian Army|
|Unit||5 Gorkha Rifles|
World War I
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.
He later achieved the rank of brigadier.
Brigadier Guy Hudleston Boisragon is entitled to the following medals
|Victoria Cross (VC)||1892 |
|India General Service Medal (1854)||5 Clasps -
|India Medal||3 Clasps -
|British War Medal|
|World War I Victory Medal||Mentioned in dispatches|
|Order of the Nile||Egypt - 4th Class|
|King George V Coronation Medal||1911|
- Location of grave and VC medal (Kensal Green Cemetery)