Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Lt. Guy Hudleston Boisragon – 2 December 1891

Victoria Cross

Victoria Cross

One of a series of posts concerning Gurkha recipients of the Victoria Cross, each of which will appear on the anniversary of the action leading to the award.

Recipient: Lt. Guy Hudleston Boisragon

Unit: Indian Staff Corps, 5th Gurkha Rifles

Date: 2 December, 1891

Engagement:  Nilt Fort, Hunza-Naga Campaign, India

Citation: Lt. Guy Hudleston Boisragon.  For his conspicuous bravery in the assault and capture of the Nilt Fort on 2nd December, 1891.  This Officer led the assault with dash and determination, and forced his way through difficult obstacles to the inner gate, when he returned for reinforcements, moving intrepidly to and fro under a heavy cross-fire until he had collected sufficient men to relieve the hardly pressed storming party and drive the enemy from the fort.

London Gazette:

12 July 1892 – VC citation

Career:

  • 1885 – joined Lincolnshire (10th) Regt.
  • 1887 – joined 5th Goorkhas
  • 1888 – Served on Hazara Expedition, 1
  • 1891 – Served on Hazara Expedition, 2
  • 1891 – Served on Miranzai Expeditions (as Orderly Officer to GOC)
  • 1891-2 – Operations in Hunza-Naga country
  • 1894-5 – Served on Waziristan Expedition
  • 1896 – promoted Captain
  • 1897-8 – Served on NW Frontier
  • 1903 – promoted Major
  • 1915 – promoted Brevet Colonel
  • 1917 – awarded Order of the Nile, 4th Class
Guy Huddleston Boisragon, VC

Guy Huddleston Boisragon, VC

Died 14 July 1931 and buried at Kensal Green, London.

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