7 May 1876|
Castle Cooke, Kilworth, Co. Cork, Ireland
|Died||14 April 1941 (aged 64)|
11th Infantry Brigade|
55th (West Lancashire) Infantry Division
Northern Ireland District
World War I|
World War II
Commander of the Order of the British Empire|
Distinguished Service Order
|Relations||Lt.-Col. William Cooke-Collis|
Cooke-Collis was born on 7 May 1876 in Castle Cooke, Kilworth, Co. Cork to Lt.-Col. William Cooke-Collis and Catherine Maria Cooke-Collis (née Oliphant) and was educated at Cheltenham College. He was commissioned into the King's Royal Rifle Corps transferring to the Royal Ulster Rifles in 1900. He served in the Second Boer War as well as World War I.
After the War he was appointed Military Governor at Batoum in Transcaucasia. He became Commander of 11th Infantry Brigade in 1927 and Commander of 55th (West Lancashire) Infantry Division in 1934. He was appointed General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland District in 1935. He was responsible for ensuring that the Royal Ulster Rifles had its depot in Ballymena, its own recruiting ground, rather than in Belfast. He was invested as a Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire in 1937. He retired in 1938 and died on 14 April 1941, aged 64.
- "No. 27168". The London Gazette. 23 February 1900. p. 1259.
- Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
- Graves, Charles. The Royal Ulster Rifles Volume III, Published by the Royal Ulster Rifles Regimental Committee, 1950
- Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, editor, Burke's Irish Family Records (London, U.K.: Burkes Peerage Ltd, 1976), page 260
- The Peerage.com
| General Officer Commanding the British Army in Northern Ireland