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Clifford Coffin
Birth: Feb. 10, 1870
Death: Feb. 4, 1959

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Holding the temporary rank of Brigadier General in the Corps of Royal Engineers, British Army in the Commander 25th Infantry Brigade during World War I, he was given the Victoria Cross, which is the highest and most prestigious award that can be given to a British soldier. His act of bravery came on July 31, 1917 when his command was held up in attack because of heavy machine gun and rifle fire. With disregard to his own safety, walking under heavy artillery fire and totally exposed to the enemy, he went from shell-hole to shell-hole, giving advice and cheering his men by his presence. His conduct had a great effect on all ranks and was a large part of the reason the shell-line was held. He passed away at age 88 and his Victoria Cross is on display at the Royal Engineers Museum in Chatham, Kent, England. (bio by: Whispers From The Grave) 
 
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  Helen Douglas Jackson Coffin (1869 - 1949)*
 
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Burial:
Holy Trinity Churchyard
Colemans Hatch
Wealden District
East Sussex, England
 
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Record added: Feb 13, 2005
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