Queens Own Highlanders

(Seaforth & Camerons)

Regimental Association

Lt. Aylmer Spicer Cameron VC

Col A. S. Cameron VC 72nd Highlanders

Lt. Aylmer S. Cameron of the 72nd Highlanders awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry on the attack at Kotah.

His citation reads:

“For conspicuous bravery on the 30th march 1858, at Kotah, in having headed a small party of men, and attacked fanatic rebels, strongly posted in a loopholed house, with one narrow entrance.  Lt. Cameron stormed the house, and killed three rebels in single combat.  He was severely wounded, having lost half of one hand by a stroke of tulwar.”

(London Gazette 11 November 1859)