Edward Bulwer (British Army officer)

General Sir Edward Earle Gascoyne Bulwer GCB (22 December 1829 – 8 December 1910) was a British Army officer who became Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey.

Sir Edward Bulwer
Born(1829-12-22)22 December 1829
Heydon, Norfolk
Died8 December 1910(1910-12-08) (aged 80)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service1849–1896
Battles/warsCrimean War
Indian Mutiny
AwardsKnight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

Military careerEdit

Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge,[1] Bulwer was commissioned into the Royal Welch Fusiliers in 1849.[2] He served in the Crimea War and took part in the Battle of Alma in 1854.[2] He then took part in the Relief of Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny.[2] He was appointed Assistant Inspector of Reserve Forces in Scotland in 1865, Assistant Adjutant-General for Recruiting in Scotland in 1870 and Assistant Adjutant-General for Auxiliary Forces at Army Headquarters in 1873.[2] He went on to be General Officer Commanding Chatham District in 1879, Inspector-General of Recruiting at Army Headquarters in 1880 and Deputy Adjutant-General to the Forces in 1886.[2][3]

He was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey in 1889.[4] He retired in 1896.[2] In retirement he was Colonel of the Royal Welch Fusiliers.[2]


In 1863 he married Isabella Buxton; they had one son and four daughters.[2] Edward Bulwer was also the nephew of Henry Bulwer, 1st Baron Dalling and Bulwer, nephew of Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton and brother of Henry Ernest Gascoyne Bulwer.[2]


  1. ^ "Bulwer, Edward (Earle) Gascoyne (BLWR848E)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Bulwer, Sir Edward Earle Gascoyne". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/32168. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  3. ^ Lee-Warner, William (1912). "Bulwer, Edward Earle Gascoyne" . Dictionary of National Biography (2nd supplement). London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  4. ^ World Statesmen
Government offices
Preceded by
John Elkington
Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey
Succeeded by
Nathaniel Stevenson