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VC140   Abraham Boulger

BORN   4 September 1835

DIED   23 January 1900  AGE   64

VC Won  12 July-25 September 1857  AGE 22  

Place VC Won  Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Abraham Boulger   No.   

VC Issue No.   140   Awards   VC   

Regiment   84th Regiment

Later   York & Lancaster Regiment

Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career  Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Kilcullen, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Place Of Death   At his home, Moate, near Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

Buried/Location Ashes  Ballymore Roman Catholic Churchyard, High Street, Co. Westmeath, Ireland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone  Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   18 June 1858

VC Presented   08 June 1859 by Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Ballymore Roman Catholic Churchyard, High Street, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

P  Named on Son’s headstone, Fernyhaigh, Ireland

By The Way…

He was a protestant but converted to the catholic faith so he could marry his wife

VC Held By

York & Lancaster Regiment Museum, Brian O'Malley Library & Arts Centre, Walker Place, Rotherham, Yorkshire, England



VC 139 VC 141

He showed conspicuous gallantry at the relief of Lucknow, between 12th July and 25th September 1857 during all twelve actions fought by his regiment, until wounds put him out of action

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