Captain Reginald Trotter M.I.D.

Captain Reginald Baird Trotter, Mentioned in Dispatches, 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. He was killed on 9th May 1915 during the Battle of Aubers Ridge aged 41. He was the son of Major General Sir Henry Trotter G.C.V.O. and the Hon. Lucy Trotter of Morton Hall  MidLothian and Charterhall, Berwickshire and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial. He was the brother of Edward Trotter  ( see above ) and had seen much military service especially during the Second Anglo Boer War in South Africa. The attack on Aubers Ridge fought at the behest of the French General Joffre to assist his Spring Offensive in the Artois area was a complete failure which gained no ground and cost the British Army 11,000 casualties. 9 The picture is an artist’s impression of the attack)

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