Coleridge Grove

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Sir Coleridge Grove
Born 1839
Died 1920
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1863 - 1901
Rank Major-General
Battles/wars Mahdist War
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Major-General Sir Coleridge Grove KCB (1839–1920) was a senior British Army officer who went on to be Military Secretary.

Military career[edit]

Grove was commissioned into the 15th Regiment of Foot in 1863.[1] He went on to serve in Egypt and Sudan.[2] He became Aide-de-Camp to the Governor-General of Ireland in 1882[3] and Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General at Army Headquarters in 1883[4] moving on to be Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War in 1886[5] and Assistant Adjutant-General at Headquarters after that.[6]

Appointed Military Secretary in 1896,[7] he developed plans for universal military training in the British Army.[8] He retired in 1901.[9]

In retirement he was Colonel of the East Yorkshire Regiment from November 1901[10] to 1920.[11]

He had in his possessions a large Elizabethan chest[12] which was lost in a great fire in Brussels in 1910.[13] He died in 1920.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 22717. p. 1514. 17 March 1863. Retrieved 8 May 2010.
  2. ^ The War Office The Thames Star, 5 May 1900
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 25106. p. 2222. 12 May 1882. Retrieved 8 May 2010.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 25196. p. 722. 9 February 1883. Retrieved 8 May 2010.
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 25583. p. 2127. 4 May 1886. Retrieved 8 May 2010.
  6. ^ The London Gazette: no. 26572. p. 6508. 20 November 1894. Retrieved 8 May 2010.
  7. ^ The London Gazette: no. 26736. p. 2647. 5 May 1896. Retrieved 8 May 2010.
  8. ^ The Papers of Leopold Amery January 1903 - November 1928
  9. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27360. p. 6400. 1 October 1901. Retrieved 8 May 2010.
  10. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27377. p. 7395. 15 November 1901.
  11. ^ The East Yorkshire Regiment
  12. ^ Vanishing England, by P. H. Ditchfield, Illustrated by Fred Roe, Page 197
  13. ^ English Collectors Losses at Brussels: Many Exquisite and Precious Things Destroyed in the Fire at the Exhibition New York Times, 28 August 1910
  14. ^ The Arts Club and its Members by G A F Rogers, Page 80
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Reginald Gipps
Military Secretary
1896–1901
Succeeded by
Sir Ian Hamilton
Preceded by
William Hardy
Colonel of The East Yorkshire Regiment
1901–1920
Succeeded by
Francis Seymour Inglefield