Thomas Coke, 3rd Earl of Leicester

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Arms of Coke, Earls of Leicester: Per pale gules and azure, three eagles displayed argent[1]

Thomas William Coke, 3rd Earl of Leicester GCVO, CMG, TD (20 July 1848–19 November 1941), known as Viscount Coke until 1909, was a British peer and soldier.

Leicester was the eldest son of Thomas Coke, 2nd Earl of Leicester, by his first wife Juliana (née Whitbread). He was a Colonel in the 2nd Battalion of the Scots Guards and served in Egypt in 1882, at Suakin in 1885 and in the Second Boer War. He also held the honorary post of Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk from 1906 to 1929.

Lord Leicester married the Hon. Alice Emily White, daughter of Luke White, 2nd Baron Annaly, on 26 August 1879. They had five children:

Lady Leicester died in 1936. Lord Leicester survived her by five years and died in November 1941, aged 93. He was succeeded the earldom by his eldest son Thomas.

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  1. ^ Debrett's Peerage, 1967, p.669

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Leicester
Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk
1906–1929
Succeeded by
Russell James Colman
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Coke
Earl of Leicester
1909–1941
Succeeded by
Thomas Coke