Frederick Aikman VC

Frederick Robertson Aikman (06/02/1828 – 05/10/1888) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Indian Mutiny in 1858.

The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of Issue: 22179, Page: 4014, reads:

4th Bengal Native Infantry, Lieutenant (now Captain) Frederick Robertson Aikman,  Date of Act of Bravery, 1st March, 1853.

This Officer, Commanding the 3rd Sikh Cavalry on the advanced Picquet, with one hundred of his men, having obtained information, just as the Force marched on the morning of the 1st of March last, of the proximity, three miles off the high road, of a body of 500 Rebel Infantry, 200 Horse, and 2 Guns, under Moosahib All Chuckbdar, attacked and utterly routed them, cutting up more than 100 men, capturing two guns, and driving the survivors into, and over, the Goomtee. This feat was performed under every disadvantage of broken ground, and partially under the flanking fire of an adjoining Fort. Lieutenant Aikman received a severe sabre cut in the face in a personal encounter with several of the enemy

He is buried in the family mausoleum in Kensal Green Cemetery in London.

Aikman family Mausoleum in Kensall Green

Aikman family mausoleum in Kensal Green

Mausoleum inscription

Mausoleum inscription

Kensal Green Cemetery

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