Trotter J K Lt 1st Gordon Highlanders

Trotter J K Lt 1st Gordon Highlanders

TROTTER, JAMES KEITH, Lieut. 1st Battn. Gordon Highlanders, only s. of Major-General Sir James Keith Trotter, of Aislaby Lodge, Sleights, co. York, K.C.B., C.M.G., by his wife, Alice, yst. dau. of Francis James Crow, of Haughton-le-Skerne, co. Durham; b. Malta, 19 Dec. 1888; educ. Wellington College (where he was prefect, 1906, and head of the Rifle Corps), and the Royal Military College Sandhurst; gazetted 2nd Lieut. to the Gordon Highlanders, 23 Jan. 1909, and promoted Lieut. 15 Oct. 1910; was A.D.C. to his father, Major-General Sir J. K. Trotter, Commanding Southern Coast Defences, from 3 Nov. 1910, to 23 July, 1911; went to France, 13 Aug. 1914, and was killed in action at Audencourt, near Le Cateau, 26 Aug. 1915, being shot in the head while watching the fire of his machine-guns through field-glasses; unm.

He was buried at Audencourt. Lieut. Trotter was the winner of 100 and 200 yards races at Wellington College, and was second in quarter of a mile race at Army Championship Meeting, Aldershot, 1909.

Source : De Ruvigny’s Roll Of Honour Vol 1

Source : The Graphic 9th Sep 1914


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