Boulger’s VC citation reads: “During the period 12 July to 25 September 1857 in Lucknow, India, Lance-Corporal Boulger distinguished himself in all 12 actions fought by his regiment. He was one of the party which stormed the bridge over the canal on the relief of the Residency and shot a gunner who was in the act of firing a 68-pounder in the face of the British troops. He was also the first man to enter a masked battery. In the subsequent defence of the Residency he was severely wounded.”
At the time of the action, he held the rank of Lance Corporal. After serving for many years as Sergeant-Major he became Quartermaster in 1872. He retired as Lieutenant-Colonel in November, 1887.
Boulger is buried at Ballymore Churchyard, County Kerry.