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Robert Hope Moncrieff Aitken
Birth: Feb. 6, 1826
Cupar
Fife, Scotland
Death: Sep. 18, 1887
Saint Andrews
Fife, Scotland

Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Cupar, Scotland, he served as a Lieutenant in the 13th Bengal Native Infantry, British Indian Army. During the defense of the Residency of Lucknow, India, from June 30 to November 22, 1857, Lieutenant Aitken on many occasions distinguished himself in actions against the enemy. He volunteered to led attacks, captured enemy guns, set fire to the Baillie Guard Gate, plus assaulted and captured the barricaded gateway of the Furreed Buksh Palace. For most prestigious gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross and later achieved the rank of Colonel in the Bengal Staff Corps. He died at age 61 in Saint Andrews, Scotland. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Saint Andrews Eastern Cemetery
Saint Andrews
Fife, Scotland
 
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Record added: Nov 19, 2003
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Robert Hope Moncrieff Aitken
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Robert Hope Moncrieff Aitken
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