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Sir Henry Trotter
1844 – 16 July 1905
Place of death Mortonhall, Edinburgh
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Rank Major-General
Commands held Home District
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order

Major-General Sir Henry Trotter GCVO DL (1844 - 16 July 1905) was Major General commanding the Brigade of Guards and General Officer Commanding the Home District.

Military career

Trotter was commissioned into the Grenadier Guards in 1862.[1]

He was promoted to Major-General in 1895 and appointed Major General commanding the Brigade of Guards and General Officer Commanding the Home District in 1897.[2]

He lived at Mortonhall in Edinburgh[3] and leased land to the Mortonhall Golf Club when it was formed in 1892.[4]

He was also Deputy Lieutenant of Berwickshire.[2]

Family

In 1866 he married Eva Gifford; they went on to have one daughter and four sons (one of which was Lt Col. Edward Henry Trotter).[3]

References

  1. ^ London Gazette: no. 22668, p. 4724, 3 October 1862. Retrieved 2010-06-19.
  2. ^ a b Otago Witness 1905
  3. ^ a b The Peerage.com
  4. ^ Mortonhall Golf Club
Military offices
Preceded by
Lord Methuen
GOC Home District
1897–1903
Succeeded by
Sir Laurence Oliphant

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