Difference between revisions of "Charles Henry Coke"

From The Dreadnought Project
Jump to: navigation, search
(Service Records)
(use {{DEFAULTSORT:}} for categories)
Line 61: Line 61:
 
{{TabEnd}}
 
{{TabEnd}}
  
[[Category:1854 births|Coke]]
+
{{DEFAULTSORT:Coke, Charles}}
[[Category:1945 deaths|Coke]]
+
 
[[Category:Personalities|Coke]]
+
[[Category:1854 births]]
[[Category:H.M.S. Britannia (Training Ship) Entrants of May, 1868|Coke]]
+
[[Category:1945 deaths]]
[[Category:Royal Navy Gunnery Officers|Coke]]
+
[[Category:Personalities]]
[[Category:Captains of H.M.S. Cornwallis (1901)|Coke]]
+
[[Category:H.M.S. Britannia (Training Ship) Entrants of May, 1868]]
[[Category:Captains of Sheerness Gunnery School|Coke]]
+
[[Category:Royal Navy Gunnery Officers]]
[[Category:Senior Officers on the Coast of Ireland|Coke]]
+
[[Category:Captains of H.M.S. Cornwallis (1901)]]
[[Category:Vice-Admirals Commanding on the Coast of Ireland (Royal Navy)|Coke]]
+
[[Category:Captains of Sheerness Gunnery School]]
[[Category:Royal Navy Admirals|Coke]]
+
[[Category:Senior Officers on the Coast of Ireland]]
[[Category:Royal Navy Flag Officers|Coke]]
+
[[Category:Vice-Admirals Commanding on the Coast of Ireland (Royal Navy)]]
[[Category:Royal Naval Reserve Commodores, Second Class|Coke]]
+
[[Category:Royal Navy Admirals]]
 +
[[Category:Royal Navy Flag Officers]]
 +
[[Category:Royal Naval Reserve Commodores, Second Class]]

Revision as of 14:41, 31 July 2012

Admiral SIR Charles Henry Coke, K.C.V.O., Royal Navy (2 November, 1854 – 23 February, 1945) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Coke was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant from the Victoria and Albert with seniority of 5 September, 1877.[1]

Coke was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1892.[2]

Coke was promoted to the rank of Captain on 1 January, 1899.[3]

He was appointed command of the battleship Cornwallis on 14 January, 1905.[4]

Coke was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to the King dated 1 March, 1907, vice Reynolds.[5]

Flag Rank

Coke was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 18 May, 1908, vice King-Hall.[6] From 29 September to 22 January, 1909, he took the War Course. He was adjudged to be "Slow."[7] In May, 1909, he sought and received permission from the Admiralty to visit Chefoo (now Yantai), China, and returned home on 24 August.[8]

He was appointed Rear-Admiral, Queenstown, on 18 April, 1911.[9] On 12 July, on the occasion of King George V's visit to Dublin, Coke was appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (K.C.V.O.) and knighted.[10] He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 17 May, 1913, vice Callaghan.[11]

He was superseded on 21 April, 1914, and reappointed on 19 May.[12]

Great War

Coke gave up command on the Coast of Ireland on 22 July, 1915. On 12 February, 1917, he was granted a temporary commission as Captain, Royal Naval Reserve, and was appointed to H.M.C.S. Niobe for service under the Canadian Naval Board, as Commodore, Second Class, in command of the Newfoundland Patrol Service.[13] On 3 April he was promoted to the rank of Admiral, vice Poore[14] and was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 10 April.[15] He was superseded as Commodore of Patrols, Royal Canadian Navy, on 20 July, 1917.[16]

He died at Hughenden, Exmouth, on 23 February, 1945, aged ninety-one. He was interred at Littleham, Exmouth, on 27 February.[17] Cause of death was broncho pneumonia.[18]

Footnotes

  1. London Gazette: no. 24501. p. 5151. 7 September, 1877.
  2. London Gazette: no. 26309. p. 4187. 22 July, 1892.
  3. London Gazette: no. 27040. p. 84. 6 January, 1899.
  4. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 31 December, 1904. Issue 37592, col F, pg. 10.
  5. London Gazette: no. 28004. p. 1832. 15 March, 1907.
  6. London Gazette: no. 28140. p. 3883. 26 May, 1908.
  7. ADM 203/99. f. 31.
  8. ADM 196/38. f. 242.
  9. ADM 196/38. f. 242.
  10. London Gazette: no. 28513. p. 5265. 14 July, 1911.
  11. London Gazette: no. 28722. p. 3753. 27 May, 1913.
  12. ADM 196/38. f. 242.
  13. ADM 196/38. f. 242.
  14. London Gazette: no. 30012. p. 3404. 10 April, 1917.
  15. London Gazette: no. 30017. p. 3496. 13 April, 1917.
  16. ADM 196/38. f. 242.
  17. "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Monday, 26 February, 1945. Issue 50077, col A, pg. 1.
  18. ADM 196/38. f. 242.

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Charles Coke" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 26 February, 1945. Issue 50077, col E, pg. 6.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Sir Alfred W. Paget
Senior Officer on the Coast of Ireland
1911 – 1914
Succeeded by
Robert H. S. Stokes
Preceded by
Robert H. S. Stokes
Vice-Admiral Commanding on the Coast of Ireland
1914 – 1915
Succeeded by
Sir Lewis Bayly