Sir Henry Trotter

Henry Trotter was born in 1844 and commissioned into the Grenadier Guards in 1862. He commanded the regiment from 1889 to 1894 and was promoted to Major-General in 1895, appointed Major General commanding the Brigade of Guards and General Officer Commanding the Home District in 1897, serving until 1903. During preparations for the coronation of King Edward VII in 1902, Trotter acted as Chief Staff Officer to the Duke of Connaught, who was in supreme command of the troops taking part in all military ceremonies connected with the coronation. He lived at Mortonhall in Edinburgh and leased land to the Mortonhall Golf Club when it was formed in 1892. He was also Deputy Lieutenant of Berwickshire. He was married to Hon Eva Gifford in 1866 and had a daughter and 4 sons. He died on 16 July 1905.

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