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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Bennett/Pine-Coffin
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Date(s): [1920-1974]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Bennett | Alexander Dumaresq | 1887-1975 | Colonel
Coffin | Edward Claude | Pine- | 1895-1978 | Lieutenant-Colonel
Coffin | John Trenchard | Pine- | 1921-2006 | army officer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Alexander Dumaresq Bennett was born, 1887; 2 Lt, 1906; Indian Army, 1907; Lt, 1908; Capt, 1915; Maj, 1921; Lt-Col, 1932; retired, [1938]; died 1975.

Edward Claude Pine-Coffin was born, 1895; commissioned in India 1915; Colonel in the 14 Punjabi Regiment; died 1978.

John Trenchard Pine Coffin was born, 1921; Royal Military Academy Sandhurst; joined Devonshire Regiment, 1939; Kings African Rifles, serving in North Africa and Burma; returned to UK and joined the Parachute Regiment, service in Germany, Cyprus, Egypt and the Suez Campaign; Staff Officer, Joint Headquarters, Nassau; retired from the Army, 1969; High Sheriff of Devon, 1974; died 2006.


Scope and content/abstract:

Copies of papers of Col Alexander Dumaresq Bennett, including photographs, papers and press cuttings relating to his service with Mohmand Field Force, North West Frontier Province, India, 1935-1936, including a report on a night ambush 28-29 Sep [1935] and Bennett's record of service.

Papers of Edward Claude Pine-Coffin including portrait photograph; group photograph [of the 14 Punjabi Regiment] and souvenir booklet relating to the Shanghai Defence Forces, May 1927.

Copies of papers of John Trenchard Pine-Coffin including papers relating to his OBE, 1963; photograph of John Pine-Coffin, 1974 and recommendation for Joint Services Staff College, 1955.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services and Information Management, King's College London.

Finding aids:

No additional finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received from the family, 2007.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Oct 2008

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