Major General
John Talbot Coke
25th Foot
Born 9 August 1841, eldest son of
Colonel E. T. Coke of Trusley.  
Married Charlotte with whom he
had three sons and four
daughters.  Educated at Harrow.  
Commissioned 1859.  Obtained
rank of Colonel 1889.  Served in
Fenian invasion of Canada in 1866
(medal).

Served as second in command of
2nd Battalion King's Own Scottish
Borderers, Suakin Field Force
1888 (Mentioned in Dispatches,
3rd Class Medjidie, medal with
clasp, Khedive's Star.)  Served
Soudan Frontier 1889.  A.A.G.
Headquarters, Ireland 1891.  
A.A.G. Curragh District 1894.  
D.A.G. Aldershot 18896.  
Commanded troops at Mauritius
1898.  Commanded 10th Brigade
Natal Field Force, South Africa
1899-1901 (Mentioned in
Dispatches, medal with six
clasps.)  J.P., D.L. Derbyshire.  
Published a family history called
"Coke of Trusley".  Address:
Trusley Manor, Etwall, Derby.  
Club: United Service.  Died 2
February 1912.

Who's Who 1897-1916.





Two autographed cabinet card
photos.