Gerald Frederic Trotter, 3rd child of Major-General Sir Henry Trotter of Mortonhall, Edinburgh, was born 21 July 1871. He was commissioned into the Grenadier Guards and served throughout the First World War. He was wounded in the head by shrapnel at Neuve Chapelle in Mar 1915. On 13 July 1915 he assumed command of the 1st Battalion. On 17 Mar 1916 he was promoted to Brigadier-General to take command of 27th Brigade. After the war he was commander of the British Military Mission to the USA , Gentleman Usher to King George V in 1919, Groom-in-Waiting 1920 and Extra Equerry to The Prince of Wales 1925 and ADC to the Governor-General of Canada in 1917. He died on 14 June 1945.

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