Abraham Boulger

Military Person

1835 – 1900

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Who was Abraham Boulger?

Lieutenant Colonel Abraham Boulger VC was born in Kilcullen, County Kildare, and 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, 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.

He served as a Quartermaster during the 1882 Anglo-Egyptian War and later achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He died in Ireland 23 January 1900.

His Victoria Cross is displayed at The York & Lancaster Regiment Museum in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England.

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Born
Sep 4, 1835
Kilcullen
Nationality
  • Republic of Ireland
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Lived in
  • County Kildare
Died
Jan 23, 1900
Moate

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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