Andrew Cathcart Bogle bn 20th Jan 1829 at
Govan, Lanark, Scotland
son of Archibald Bogle 17th Sept 1801and
Janet Bogle 3rd Dec 1803.
He was one of 9 children, the first
Archibald appears to have died young considering that there is another
Archie. One of his brothers appears to be Capt Robert Bogle who was
killed at Lucknow. For information Janet Bogle is also her maiden name
as they are in my records Cousins.
He Joined the 18th Regiment (this is either
a misprint or maybe he did join the same.) The 18th Regiment (Infantry)
became after 1881 the Royal Irish Regiment which was disbanded in 1922.
I am of the belief that the 18th should read the 78th and Thoms gazette
In 1857 Thoms Gazette it lists both Andrew
C Bogle 78th Ft , 53 and also Capt Robert Bogle 78th Ft Highlander
(Ross-shire Buffs). Both were Lts in 1855. The No 53 is for seniority
as far as can be seen.
VC Citation reads:
Andrew Cathcart Bogle, Lieutenant, 18th
Regt., (Later Seaforth Highlanders - Ross-shire Buffs, Duke of Albanys).
Award of the Victoria Cross (award made on
12th July 1859)
Deed: On 29th July 1857 in the attack on
Oonao, India Lt Bogle led the way into a loopholed house which was
occupied by the enemy and from which a heavy fire harrassed the advance
of his Regiment. The Lt was severly wounded in this action.
VC held at Highlanders Museum, Fort George,
At the time there was another VC won by a
George Lambert on the same date and place. It would be safe to assume
that if he was severely wounded then he would have been sent back to
UK. He next appears in Thoms for 1860 in the 2nd Bn 10th Foot at the
Curragh Army Camp in Co Kildare, Ireland. Here he has been promoted to
Capt. (The anomaly here is that the 10th Ft were the Royal Lincs Regt.
(This Regt was also originally raised in Ireland in 1858. Odd ?
1865: Andrew C Bogle VC listed as 10ft Regt and also as Aide de Camp to
Lt General Sir JL Pennefather, Aldershot.
1870 Andrew C Bogle VC now 23 Ft as a Major
and this is according to Thoms. On research of the Regt he is not
The 1881 Census PRO Ref RG11 Piece 2117,
Folio 132, Page 58:
Census Place: Sherbourne, Dorset, England
Andrew C Bogle, Married, Aged 52 yrs, Male,
born Scotland, head of house, retd Major in Infantry.
Wife: Effield Messiter bn abt 1836 at
Staunto Caundle, Dorset, England.
At this time he had a sister in law staying
with him on the day of the census and he appears to have 2 housemaids
and a cook plus footman.
Major AC Bogle retd, died on 11th December
1890 at Sherbourne in Dorset and is buried at Woking Crematorium, Tomb
at St Lawrence Churchyard, Effingham, Surrey.
To date there are no children mentioned.