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Cable, D.J.
to
Cloutman, B.M.

Coates, R.E.J.C.
to
Curtis, H.O.

 

R.E.J.C. Coates  to  H.O. Curtis
Coates,
[Sir] Robert Edward James Clive [Milnes-];
3rd Baronet (cr. 1911)
R.E.J.C. Coates (Milnes-Coates)
Son of Capt. Sir Edward Clive [Milnes-]Coates, 2nd Bt., OBE (1879-1971), and Lady Celia Hermione Crewe-Milnes (1884-?).
His father assumed the name of Sir Clive Milnes-Coates by deed poll of 19.02.1946.
Succeeded father, 04.09.1971.
Married (04.09.1945) Lady Ethel Patricia Hare, daughter of Richard Granville Hare, 4th Earl of Listowel, and widow of Lt.Col. Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell; one son, one daughter.
27.09.1907
-
09.05.1982
Helperby, York
2nd Lt.
01.09.1927 [38347]
Lt.
01.09.1930
local Capt.
06.08.1937-31.07.1938
Capt.
01.08.1938
A/Maj.
14.10.1940-13.01.1941
T/Maj.
14.01.1941-31.08.1944
Maj.
01.09.1944 (retd 19.07.1947)
A/Lt.Col.
10.06.1944-09.09.1944
T/Lt.Col.
10.09.1944-(01.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col.
19.07.1947
Distinguished Service Order DSO
24.05.1945

Italy

Mention in Despatches MID
15.09.1939
Palestine
Mention in Despatches MID
11.01.1945
Italy
Palestine 1936-1939 Medal & Clasp
Education: Harrow; Royal Military College, Woolwich; Staff College, Camberley (11.01.1940-15.05.1940); Queen's College, Cambridge University (MA)
01.09.1927


commissioned, Coldstream Guards
30.11.1930
-
30.06.1933
ADC to His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief, India
06.08.1937
-
07.01.1940
specially employed with the Transjordan Frontier Force
16.05.1940
-
13.10.1940
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ....
14.10.1940
-
19.06.1941
Brigade Major, 146th Infantry Brigade
20.06.1941
-
10.02.1943
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards
11.02.1943
-
26.10.1943
Second-in-Command, 5th Battalion Coldstream Guards
27.10.1943
-
09.06.1944
Second-in-Command, 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards
10.06.1944
-
01.03.1945
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards (Italy)
01.03.1945
-
09.12.1946
Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards
Landowner & farmer. Justice of the Peace, North Riding of Yorkshie, 1960; Patron of two livings.
Coffey,
James
J. Coffey (Photo courtesy of Mrs Judith Appleby) J. Coffey (Photo courtesy of Mrs Judith Appleby)
Married (24.10.1939) Margaret Roscoe; two daughters, one son.
15.04.1912
South Everton, West Derby, Lancashire
-
13.12.1963
Lt.
15.02.1941 [172236]
T/Capt.
23.02.1943-(04.1944),
08.11.1945-(04.1946)
15.02.1941


commissioned, The East Lancashire Regiment [emergency commission]
Post-war a surveyor for Rentokil.
Coghill,
Harry
H. Coghill
Married to Hilda Newbold.
03.12.1897
-
c. 1976
2nd Lt.
16.08.1916 [15191]
Lt.
?
Capt.
31.03.1928 (retd 31.03.1938)
Bt. Maj.
01.09.1939
16.08.1916


commissioned, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
(03.1931)
-
(06.1933)
1st Battalion The Rifle Brigade (Jullundur, later Sudan (for Gosport))
01.03.1934
-
31.01.1938
seconded as Adjutant, 1st Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment - Territorial Army
31.01.1938
-
31.03.1938
restored to the establishment of The Rifle Brigade, then retired
31.03.1938
-
03.12.1947
Regular Army Reserve of Officers - Regimental List [age limit]
24.08.1939


mobilized
02.1942
-
1945
captured at the fall of Singapore and in Japanese captivity as a POW for the remainder of the war
Coker,
Douglas Haig Earl

D.H.E. Coker
29.03.1918
-
02.1997
Tower Hamlets, London
RAF:

(A) P/O (prob)
01.04.1939 [41829]
Army:

2nd Lt.
14.06.1941 [193505]
Lt.
17.11.1945, seniority 01.06.1941
A/Capt.
08.04.1945-07.07.1945
T/Capt.
08.07.1945-24.06.1946
Capt.
01.07.1946
A/Maj.
25.03.1946-24.06.1946
T/Maj.
25.06.1946-14.06.1947,
19.06.1947-30.11.1952
Maj.
01.12.1952
Lt.Col.
15.05.1959 (supernumerary 15.05.1962) (retd 26.01.1963)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1963
New Year 63
01.04.1939
-
16.02.1940
commissioned, Royal Air Force (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]



served in the ranks for 1 years, 111 days
1940


mobilized TA
14.06.1941


commissioned, 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(06.1944)


Officer Commanding, 5 Troop, "B" Squadron, 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own)
17.11.1945


permanent commission
22.03.1947


transferred, 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own)

Coldwell-Horsfall,
John Henry

J.H. Coldwell-Horsfall

Obituary at Telegraph Online
21.02.1915
Putney
-
18.12.2006
2nd Lt.
29.08.1935 [66183]
Lt.
29.08.1938
A/Capt.
02.09.1939-01.12.1939
T/Capt.
02.12.1939-10.09.1941
WS/Capt.
11.09.1941
Capt.
29.08.1943
A/Maj.
11.06.1941-10.09.1941
T/Maj.
11.09.1941-(04.1946)
WS/Maj.
? (retd 27.04.1946)
A/Lt.Col.
16.05.1944-(01.1946)
T/Lt.Col.
?
Hon. Lt.Col.
27.04.1946
Distinguished Service Order DSO