Henry Trotter (British Army officer)
Sir Henry Trotter
|Born||5 January 1844|
|Died||16 July 1905 (aged 61)|
|Years of service||1862–1903|
|Commands held||Home District|
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order|
|Other work||Edward Henry Trotter (son)|
Major General Sir Henry Trotter, GCVO, DL (5 January 1844 – 16 July 1905) was a senior British Army officer who served as Major General commanding the Brigade of Guards and General Officer Commanding the Home District from 1897 to 1903.
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, 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.
In 1866 he married Hon. Eva Gifford, daughter of Robert Gifford, 2nd Baron Gifford; they went on to have one daughter and four sons (two of whom gained distinction as army officers: Gerald Trotter and Edward Henry Trotter).
| GOC Home District
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