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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0099 KCLMA Bennett/Pine-Coffin
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)
  • BENNETT, Alexander Dumaresq, Colonel (b 1887)
  • PINE-COFFIN, Edward Claude, Lieutenant-Colonel (b 1895)
  • PINE-COFFIN, John Trenchard, Army Officer (b 1921)
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].Edward Claude Pine-Coffin was born, 1895; commissioned in India 1915; Colonel in the 14 Punjabi Regiment; died in action in Singapore.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.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received from the family, 2007.

Content & structure

Scope and content

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.

System of arrangement

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions of access & use

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.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

This summary guide.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

Originals returned to the depositor.

Existence and location of copies

Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London

Description control

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.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Oct 2008

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  • Armed forces
  • Asian history
  • Colonial countries
  • Colonial forces
  • Indian history
  • Military organizations
  • National history
  • Political systems
  • State security

Personal names

  • BENNETT, Alexander Dumaresq, Colonel (b 1887)
  • PINE-COFFIN, Edward Claude, Lieutenant-Colonel (b 1895)
  • PINE-COFFIN, John Trenchard, Army Officer (b 1921)


  • China
  • East Asia
  • Northwest Frontier
  • Pakistan
  • Shanghai
  • Shanghai Shi
  • South Asia

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