John Gilbert de Odingsells Coke

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Captain (retired) John Gilbert de Odingsells Coke, C.B.E. (19 October, 1874 – 30 April, 1937) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

On 24 October, 1895 there was a court martial of a Sub-Lieutenant Potter in Hood regarding irregularities in wine accounts and it was deemed that Coke had given evidence of an "unsatisfactory character."[1]

Coke was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 7 April, 1896.[2]

On 3 May, 1901, Coke was invalided from command of the destroyer Conflict on the Mediterranean Station with fever due to the climate.[3]

Coke was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1905.[4]

Coke was appointed in command of the destroyer Albacore on 17 June, 1909.[5]

Coke retired at his own request with the rank of Captain on 9 February, 1912.[6]

Great War

Coke was appointed to Columbine, additional, to serve as King's Harbour Master, Scapa Flow in August 1914. He kept at it until 29 September when he was appointed to command Fisgard I and Fisgard II, but he was superseded in this capacity on 28 October 1914 and went to provide special serve under the Director of Naval Ordnance, Morgan Singer. On 1 November, 1915, Coke was reverted to Retired Pay.[7]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Conflict
26 Oct, 1900[8][9] – 3 May, 1901[10]
Succeeded by
Thomas Henderson
Preceded by
Harry C. J. R. West
Captain of H.M.S. Dasher
18 Mar, 1902[11][12][13] – 1 May, 1903[14]
Succeeded by
Lockhart Leith
Preceded by
Harry L. Wells
Captain of H.M.S. Gipsy
18 Mar, 1902[15][16] – 18 Mar, 1902[17]
Succeeded by
William G. E. Ruck-Keene
Preceded by
Arthur K. Macrorie
Captain of H.M.S. Osprey
2 May, 1903[18] – 15 Oct, 1903[19]
Succeeded by
Bernhard A. Pratt-Barlow
Preceded by
Reginald Y. Tyrwhitt
Captain of H.M.S. Waveney
12 Jan, 1906[20] – 28 May, 1906[21]
Succeeded by
Francis G. St. John
Preceded by
George H. H. Holden
Captain of H.M.S. Ouse
28 May, 1906[22][23] – 29 Jan, 1908[24]
Succeeded by
William G. Howard
Preceded by
William G. Howard
Captain of H.M.S. Gipsy
29 Jan, 1908[25][26] – 29 Sep, 1908[27]
Succeeded by
Charles E. L. Thomas
Preceded by
Walter L. Allen
Captain of H.M.S. Roebuck
29 Sep, 1908[28] – 17 Jun, 1909[29]
Succeeded by
Edmond J. G. Mackinnon
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Albacore
17 Jun, 1909[30][31] – 6 Aug, 1909[32]
Succeeded by
Edward O. Gladstone
Preceded by
Harry L. d'E. Skipwith
Captain of H.M.S. Sentinel
6 Aug, 1909[33][34] – 8 Aug, 1911[35]
Succeeded by
Robert C. Kemble Lambert
Preceded by
Louis C. S. Woollcombe
Captain of H.M.S. Latona
9 Oct, 1911[36] – 15 Feb, 1912[37]
Succeeded by
James U. Farie
Preceded by
?
King's Harbour Master, Scapa Flow
Aug, 1914[38] – 29 Sep, 1914[39]
Succeeded by
Arthur G. M. Meredyth

Footnotes

  1. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  2. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  3. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  4. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 17 June, 1909. Issue 38988, col B, p. 9.
  6. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  7. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  8. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 241.
  10. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  11. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  12. "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Thursday, 20 March 1902. (36720), p. 10.
  13. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 246a.
  14. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  15. "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Wednesday, 5 March 1902. (36707), p. 5.
  16. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  17. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  18. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  19. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  20. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  21. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  22. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  23. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 352.
  24. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  25. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  26. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 320.
  27. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  28. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  29. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  30. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  31. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 17 June, 1909. Issue 38988, col B, p. 9.
  32. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  33. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  34. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 374.
  35. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  36. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  37. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  38. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  39. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.