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Former Pupil Biographies

Sir Robert Smith Aikman M.A. (1877 - 1915)

He is listed in The Army Lists under the following headings:

  • 1875 5th Class (of 4 years standing). Assistant Magistrate and Collector of Etawah, NW Province.  Employed in relief works in Bengal.
    Appointed 1867 Monthly Emoluments Ra500
  • 1873 5th Class (of 4 years standing). Assistant Magistrate and Collector of Etawah, NW Provinces. 
    Appointed 1867 Monthly Emoluments Ra500
  • 1872 6th Class (under 4 years standing). Assistant Magistrate and Collector of Etawah, NW Provinces. 
    Appointed 1867 Monthly Emoluments Ra500
  • 1870 6th Class (under 4 years standing). Assistant Magistrate and Collector of Etawah, NW Provinces. 
    Appointed 1867 Monthly Emoluments Ra500

The Gazette for 18 January 1910 reports:

The Fourth Knight of the New Year List, Robert Smith Aikman, Esquire, late Puisne Judge of the High Court of Judicature, North Western Provinces, will be dubbed at the next Investiture.

The 'Old Boys Chronicle' in the Madras College Magazine for December 1904 reports:

"The 'Old Boys' of earlier and of later standing are everywhere giving a good account of themselves. Even while it is impossible here to refer to all who are eminent, the names of a few may now be set on record as bringing every credit to their former school .... the Honourable Robert Smith Aikman, Judge in the High Court, Allahanad, India, a member of a well-known St Andrews family ..."