Col. Aylmer Spicer Cameron, VC CB

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Col. Aylmer Spicer Cameron, VC CB

Birthplace: Christchurch, Hampshire, England UK
Death: June 10, 1909 (75)
Alverstoke, Hampshire, England UK (Aged 75, Probate effects 7260 2s 9d)
Place of Burial: Highcliffe, Dorset, England UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Lt.-Col. William Gordon Cameron, Snr and Caroline Cameron
Husband of Arabella Piercy Cameron
Father of Amy Piercy Cookson; Rose Alina Cameron; Neville Jordan Cameron; Oxford Cameron; Cyril Cameron and 2 others
Brother of Gen. Sir William Gordon Cameron and Capt. Oxford Somerville Cameron, RN

Occupation: 1861 - 27, Captain Her Majestys 25th Regiment, the Kings own Borderers; 1881 - 47, Nova Scotia Staff Colonel in the army; 1891 - 57, Retired Colonel
Managed by: Erica Margaret Archer
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About Col. Aylmer Spicer Cameron, VC CB

Colonel Aylmer Spicer Cameron, VC CB (12 August 1833 – 10 June 1909), born in Perth***, was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross.

***NOTE his birthplace in census returns is given as Christchurch, Hampshire - 1851, 1861, 1891 There is no birth registered for this name at Scotland's People.

England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

  • Name: Spicer Aylmer Cameron
  • Gender: Male
  • Birth Date: Aug 1833
  • Baptism Date: 30 Aug 1834
  • Baptism Place: Christchurch, Hampshire, England
  • Father: William Gordon Cameron
  • Mother: Caroline
  • FHL Film Number: 1041289

Cameron was 24 years old, and a lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, 72nd Highlanders, British Army during the Indian Mutiny when the following deed took place on 30 March 1858 at Kotah, India for which he was awarded the VC:

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.

He later achieved the rank of colonel and was Commandant of the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, from 1886 to 1888.

His son, Cecil Aylmer Cameron, was also a distinguished Army officer.

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Col. Aylmer Spicer Cameron, VC CB's Timeline

August 12, 1833
Christchurch, Hampshire, England UK
August 30, 1834
Age 1
Christchurch, Hampshire, England UK
Hampshire, England UK
Ripon, Yorkshire, England UK
Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia
September 17, 1883
Croydon RD, Norwood, Middlesex, England UK