Aikman, Frederick Robertson

BORN 6 Feb 1828, Hamilton, Lanarkshire: Ross House - DIED 5 Oct 1888, Hamilton, Lanarkshire
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (076/RS (4627))

Frederick Robertson Aikman was the son of Captain George Robertson Aikman. He joined the Bengal Army, where he seved for eighteen years. He fought in both the First and the Second Anglo-Sikh War. For an action in 1858 he received the Victorian Cross. His injuries forced him to end his career in the army with the rank of colonel. In 1862 he married Louisa Grace Hargreaves.

He became a member of the Queen's bodygauard, The Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, in 1865 after a nomination by Lord Thomas Foley. Although he was charged on one occasion with being drunk and disorderly he remained with the guard until his death. He suddenly died in 1888 during the County Ball at Hamilton, Lanarkshire.


The grave of Frederick Aikman at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (02 Aug 2019)


Paths of Glory, The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, London, 1997
Frederick Robertson Aikman - Wikipedia

Ainsworth, William Harrison

Published: 13 Jan 2022
Last update: 13 Jan 2022