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: