Thomas Horatio Arthur Ernest Cochrane, Born on the 2nd April 1857. Thomas was the 2nd son of Thomas Cochrane 11TH Earl of Dundonald and Louisa (nee Hariett), born in Mayfair, London he was educated at Eton and Cheltenham College.
Thomas married Lady Gertrude, Daughter of George Boyle 6th Earl of Glasgow in 1880. They had 4 sons and 4 daughters, of whom one son and one daughter predeceased their parents. Their second and Third sons both gained distinction Sir Archibald Cochrane and Air Chief Marshall Sir Ralph Cochrane. Lady Cochrane was awarded an OBE in 1920. She passed away in December 1950.
Cochrane sat as a Unionist member of Parliament for North Ayrshire in 1892, he would serve as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Colonial Secretary Joseph Chamberlain from 1895 to 1901. He served as Arthur Balfour’s Unionist administration as under-secretary of state for the home department from August 1902 to 1905.
In 1919 Thomas was raised to the peerage as Baron Cochrane of Cults, of Crawford Priory in the County of Fife. Lord Cochrane was also a Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace. In 1934 he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of St Andrews.
Cochrane was an honorary lieutenant colonel of the 4th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, he served in the 93rd Highlanders and the Scots Guards. He served in the Second Boer War in South Africa, where he was Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General. He was also a Lieutenant-Colonel of the 2/7 Black Watch from 1914-1916.
Thomas Cochrane died on the 17th January 1951, only one month after his wife Lady Gertrude.
Thomas Horatio Arthur Ernest Cochrane, Master Mason, The Princes Lodge No.607
Initiated 6th October 1884
Passed 3rd November 1884
Raised 24th November 1884
Mark Ceremonial 17th December 1884