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VC236   Frederick Robertson Aikman

BORN   6 February 1828

DIED   5 October 1888  AGE   60

VC Won  1 March 1858   AGE   30

Place VC Won  Goomtee River, Amethi

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Frederick Robertson Aikman   No.    

VC Issue No.   236   Awards   VC   

Regiment   4th Bengal Native Infantry

Later   4th Prince Albert Victors Rajputs

Now   The Rajput Regiment Indian Army

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Colonel

Place Of Birth   Ross, Broomelton, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes   Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, West London, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Mausoleum   Plot/Grave no.   Square 76/RS, Grave 4627

Gazetted   3 September 1858

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


P  Family Mausoleum, Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, West London

P  Named on the Victoria Cross archway, New Town Square, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland

By The Way…

He was in 1865 a member of the honourable corps of gentlemen-at-arms, the monarchs official bodyguard, formed in 1509 they are still going strong.

VC Held By

Not known



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