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  • Name: Aylmer Spicer CAMERON
  • D.O.B: 11th Aug, 1833
  • D.O.A: 30th Mar, 1858
  • D.O.D: 10th Jun, 1909
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, 72nd (Duke of Albany’s Own Highlanders) Regiment of Foot
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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Kotah, India 30 March 1858

30 March 1858

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The Indian Mutiny 1857-59 

Kotah was a princely state in Rajasthan, east of the Chumbul river. On 15 October 1857 mutinous troops had murdered the British Resident, Major Burton. The Maharao, who remained loyal, lost control of most of his capital. On 21 March 1858 Major General H G Roberts, who had advanced south-east from Nasirabad with troops of the Rajputana Field Force, laid siege to the town. Following a bombardment on 29 March, Roberts launched a successful assault on the 30th and drove out the rebels.


 For conspicuous bravery on the 30th of March, 1858, at Kotah, in having headed a small party of men, and attacked a body of armed fanatic rebels, strongly posted in a loop-holed house, with one narrow entrance. Lieutenant Cameron stormed the house, and killed three rebels in single combat. He was severely wounded, having lost half of one hand by a stroke from a tulwar. 

The London Gazette of 11 November 1859, Numb. 22324, p. 4032

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