Born: Ap­ril 26, 1847, Ec­cles­field (now part of Shef­field), South York­shire, Eng­land.

Died: De­cem­ber 18, 1918, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Buried: Wel­wyn, Hert­ford­shire, Eng­land.

Son of vi­car Al­fred Gat­ty of Ec­cles­field, Al­fred as­sumed his mo­ther’s maid­en name, Scott, in 1892.

He at­tend­ed Marl­bo­rough and Christ’s Col­lege, Cam­bridge, achieved some fame in the field of her­ald­ry (Rouge Dra­gon 1880, York Her­ald of the Col­lege of Arms, 1886–1904), and was knight­ed in 1904.

He wrote hun­dreds of songs, plus:

  1. Welwyn