|Sir John Coleridge|
|Died||1951 (aged 72–73)|
|Service/branch||British Indian Army|
|Years of service||1898 - 1940|
Northern Command, India
|Battles/wars||World War I|
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath|
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order
Coleridge was educated at Wellington College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He was commissioned into the Indian Staff Corps in 1898, transferred to the 8th Gurkhas in July 1900 and was sent on a mission to Tibet in 1903.
Coleridge served on the Abor expedition on the north east frontier of India in 1911-12 and was mentioned in despatches. He served in World War I and in 1916 was on the General Staff of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force. He served as Commander of 189th Brigade from October 1917 and then 188th Brigade from December 1917 and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George and a bar to his Distinguished Service Order.
He served as Assistant Commandant at the Quetta Staff College from 1923 to 1925, Military Secretary Army Head Quarters, India from 1926 to 1930 and became commander of the Kohat District in 1930.
During the North West Frontier operations of 1930-31 he commanded, as a Major-General, the Peshawar District. He was Military Secretary to the India Office from 1933 to 1936 and General Officer Commanding Northern Command, India from 1936 to 1940 for which he was mentioned in despatches twice, retiring shortly afterwards.
He was a Companion of the Order of the Bath, Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath and Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath. He was also Aide de Camp General to the King from 1936 to 1940.
He was appointed Colonel of the 8th Gurkha Rifles from January 1926, Colonel of the 2nd battalion 1st Punjab Regiment from November 1932 and honorary Colonel 87th Anti-Tank regiment, Royal Artillery (Devons) from 1941.
- Wellington College Register 1859-1933, p. 163
- "No. 26988". 19 July 1898. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/26988/page/
- January 1908 Indian Army List
- The Opening of Tibet: An account of Lhasa and the Country and the People of Central Tibet and the progress of the mission sent there by the English Government in the year 1903 to 1904
- "No. 28627". 16 July 1912. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/28627/page/
- MacMunn, G. & Falls, C., Military operations: Egypt and Palestine, (London 1930), p. 387
- Royal Naval Division
- London Gazette 3 June 1916
- London Gazette 3 June 1918
- London Gazette 2 December 1918
- "No. 32346". 4 June 1921. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/32346/page/
- National Archives
- p463, Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed and Official Classes 1944
- Orders of Battle
- "No. 34289". 29 May 1936. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34289/page/
- "No. 34449". 2 November 1937. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34449/page/
- "No. 34520". 14 June 1938. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34520/page/
- Major Michael Delme-Radcliffe, Royal Engineers
- London Gazette 4 June 1921
- London Gazette 1933
- London Gazette 11 July 1940
- January 1931 Indian Army List
- October 1939 Indian Army List
- Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed and Official Classes 1944, p. 463
Sir Sydney Muspratt
|Military Secretary to the India Office
Sir Roger Wilson
Sir Kenneth Wigram
|GOC-in-C, Northern Command, India
1936 – 1940
Sir Alan Hartley
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