Cameron, Aylmer Spicer b. August 12, 1833 d. June 10, 1909 Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant in the 72nd Highlanders, British Army. On March 30, 1858, Lieutenant Cameron led a party of men in an attack on a group of rebels posted in a house at Kotah, India. He stormed the house, killed three rebels in single combat and was severely wounded, having lost half of one hand by a stroke from a tulwar. For extreme courage in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal and later achieved the rank of...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) St Mark Churchyard, Highcliffe, Dorset, England
Selfridge, Harry Gordon b. January 11, 1858 d. May 8, 1947 Businessman. American born, he founded the British department store "Selfridges". His father owned a small dry-goods shop in Ripon, Wisconsin, but went away with the Union cavalry in the Civil War of 1861 to 1865, attaining rank of Major, and never returing to his family. In 1879, aged 21 he joined the retail firm of Field, Leiter and Company, working his way up the commercial ladder in a 25 year tenure. He married Rosalie Buckingham but she died tragically in the influenza pandemic of 1918. In...[Read More] (Bio by: s.canning) St Mark Churchyard, Highcliffe, Dorset, England Plot: In south part of graveyard about half-way down beside the west fence.