Brigadier-General John POCOCK
Colonel of the 36th Regiment of Foot (became 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment in 1881)
Appointed Colonel on 2nd December 1720 to 20th April 1721


This officer obtained a commission in a regiment of infantry in June 1695; and having signalized himself in the wars of Queen Anne, he was promoted to the rank of Colonel in the army in 1707. In 1710, he succeeded William Lord Strathnaver in the colonelcy of a regiment of infantry, with which he served in Flanders under the celebrated Duke of Marlborough, and afterwards under the Duke of Ormond. At the peace of Utrecht his regiment was disbanded; and in 1715 he was commissioned to raise a regiment of foot for the service of King George I. After the suppression of the rebellion of the Earl of Mar, this regiment was sent to Ireland, where it was disbanded in 1718; and on the 2nd of December 1720, he was appointed to the colonelcy of the 36th Regiment of Foot, from which he was removed in April 1721 to the Eighth or King's regiment. On the expectation that Great Britain would become involved in a continental war, in 1727, he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General.

He died in April 1732, at his house in Leicester Fields, London.