Douglas Cochrane, 12th Earl of Dundonald


Douglas Cochrane, 12th Earl of Dundonald
The Earl of Dundonald
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The 12th Earl of Dundonald
Born 29 October 1852
Died 12 April 1935 (aged 82)
Allegiance Canada
Service/branch Canadian Militia
Rank Lieutenant-General
Commands held General Officer Commanding the Militia of Canada
Battles/wars Mahdist War
Second Boer War
World War I
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George

Lieutenant-General Douglas Mackinnon Baillie Hamilton Cochrane, 12th Earl of Dundonald KCB, KCVO (29 October 1852 – 12 April 1935) was a Scottish representative peer and a British Army general.

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Military career

Cochrane was commissioned into the Life Guards in 1870.[1] He served in the Nile Expedition[1] the Desert March and the Relief of Khartoum in 1885.[2] He was appointed Commanding Officer of 2nd Life Guards in 1895.[1]

He served in the Second Boer War and in 1899 he was appointed Commander of the Mounted Brigade, part of the South Natal Field Force.[1] He took part in the Relief of Ladysmith in February 1900.[1]

He was appointed General Officer Commanding the Militia of Canada in 1902.[1]

He served in World War I as Chairman of the Admiralty Committee on Smoke Screens in 1915.[1] He is buried in Achnaba Churchyard, Ardchattan near Benderloch, Lorn, Argyll & Bute.

Dundonald Park, in Centretown, Ottawa, Ontario, is named after him.

Family

He married Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald and lived for many years at her home of Gwrych Castle in North Wales.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Richard O'Grady Haly
General Officer Commanding the Militia of Canada
1902–1904
Succeeded by
Replaced by Chief of the General Staff
Preceded by
The Lord Grenfell
Colonel of the 2nd Regiment of Life Guards
1907–1919
Succeeded by
Sir Cecil Bingham
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Thomas Barnes Cochrane
Earl of Dundonald
1885–1935
Succeeded by
Thomas Hesketh Douglas Blair Cochrane