colonel robert hope moncrieff Aitken

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colonel robert hope moncrieff Aitken

officer during the Indian Mutiny




Aitken is Born

Feb 06, 1826

Robert Hope Moncrieff Aitken is born

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Location: Britain



Battle of Chinhat

Jun 30, 1857

Lawrence takes his forces out, but they switch sides and he only just manages to get back to Lucknow

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Location: Lucknow



The Siege of Lucknow Begins

Jul 01, 1857

The rebels attack Lucknow and are repelled beginning the siege

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Location: Lucknow



Inglis Takes Command of Lucknow

Jul 03, 1857

Lawrence is hit by a cannon ball. He was not immediately killed, but is mortally wounded. Colonel John Inglis will take over command of the siege from him

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Location: Lucknow



Private Dowling Spiking Guns

Jul 04, 1857

Private William Dowling goes out to spike the enemy guns

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Location: Lucknow



Lawrence Investigates Indian Sappers

Jul 07, 1857

Samuel Hill Lawrence performs a sortie against the rebels to investigate whether they were trying to undermine the walls from inside one of the buildings near the residency. He was the first to mount the ladder up into the windows of the building. His pistol was knocked from his hand by one of the rebels inside and had to fight hand to hand.

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Location: Lucknow



Private Dowling Goes to Spike Guns Again

Jul 09, 1857

Private William Dowling goes out again from the siege of Lucknow to spike rebel guns. Unlike his first attempt the spike that he had this time was too small and would not completely block the touch hole of the gun he had targetted.

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Location: Lucknow



Private Dowling's Third Sortie

Jul 27, 1857

Private William Dowling makes his third sortie to spike enemy guns bombarding the Lucknow residency.

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Location: Lucknow



Rebels Mine Lucknow

Aug 05, 1857

The rebels attempt to destroy the walls of the residency by tunnelling under them to set a mine

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Location: Lucknow



Attack on Baillie Guard Gate

Aug 20, 1857

The rebels set fire to the Baillie Guard Gate. Lieutenant Aitken is the first man there. Despite being under fire the whole time Lieutenant Aitken and his men opened the gate and removed all the burning wood to save the gate.

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Location: Lucknow



Lieutenant Aitken's Sortie

Aug 25, 1857

Lieutenant Aitken leads his men out of the Baillie Guard Gate to attack two guns that had been positioned opposite it. After that they went on to attack Three Kotee

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Location: Lucknow



Furreed Buksh Palace Captured

Aug 26, 1857

Lieutenant Aitken captures the Furreed Buksh Palace. The rebels had tried to retreat back through a gate, but Aitken was able to get their before they secured it. The British forced their way in through the door and captured the palace.

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Location: Lucknow



Lieutenant Aitken Takes a Gun

Aug 29, 1857

Lieutenant Aitken volunteers to take a rebel gun. He took a party of four soldiers with him through the ruined town towards the gun. Rebels fired down on them from the rooftops, but they held their ground until reinforcements arrived. Then between them they dragged the gun back into the Residency.

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Location: Lucknow



Lawrence Sorties From the Residency

Sep 26, 1857

Captain Lawrence goes out from the residency at Lucknow in a sortie with this men. He charges with two of his men to capture an enemy 9-pounder gun.

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Location: Lucknow



Aitken Dies

Sep 18, 1887

Robert Hope Moncrieff Aitken dies in Scotland

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Location: Britain