1. Memorial:Archangel Memorial Murmansk
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.132
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour60C GQS

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Family :

Son of Matilda Pine-Coffin, of Portledge, Fairy Cross, Devon, and the late John Richard Pine-Coffin; husband of Sybil Mary Pine-Coffin, of 14, Cousin Grove, Southsea, Hants.

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Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 3rd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment 

Action : Russia 

The Allied intervention was a multi-national military expedition launched in 1918 during the Russian Civil War and World War I. With the end of the Great War, the Allies, fearful of Bolshevism, openly intervened in the Russian Civil War, giving support to the pro-Tsarist, anti-Bolshevik White forces. However, opposition for the ongoing campaign became widespread, due to a combination of a lack of public support and war weariness; divided objectives and a lack of an overarching strategy also hampered the effort. These factors, together with the evacuation of the Czechoslovak legion and the deteriorating situation compelled the Allies to withdraw from North Russia and Siberia in 1920.

Detail :

Lieutenant Tristram James Pine-Coffin of the 3rd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of John Richard Pine-Coffin of Portledge, Devon and his wife Matilda (nee Speke); husband of (1) Ethel Pine-Coffin (nee Fearson) and (2) Sybil Mary Ann (nee Plowden). Born in Alwington nr. Bideford in the September Quarter of 1885. Educated at Haileybury. Left England to set up home at New Portledge, Melsetter, Southern Rhodesia. Fought in the Russian Civil War and was posted missing, believed killed on 23 September 1919 at the age of 33. Commemorated on the Memorial in the Archangel Allied Cemetery.

Probate COFFIN Tristram James Pine of Kenwith Castle Abbotsham Devonshire died 24 September 1919 in North Russia Probate London 21 August to Sybil Mary Pine Coffin widow. Effects £533 3s. 11d.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Sir John Hawkins No. 3704 E.C.Devonshire

17th September 1917
10th November 1917
17th December 1917

Listed as a 2nd Lieutenant and resident/stationed in Plymouth in 1917 at time of initiation. The contribution record shows that he "Died 18.9.19," which is slightly at odds with the official record.

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