Sir Isaac Campbell Coffin Lt. Gen, KCSI (1801 - 1872)

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About Sir Isaac Campbell Coffin Lt. Gen, KCSI

Coffin, Sir Isaac Campbell (bap. 1801, d. 1872), army officer in the East India Company, son of Admiral Francis Holmes Coffin RN, was baptized on 24 August 1801 at St Mary the Virgin, Dover, Kent. He was educated partly in France, and entered the military service of the East India Company on 3 June 1818. He arrived in India on 12 January 1819, and was posted as lieutenant to the 21st Madras pioneers in 1821. He was appointed adjutant to the 12th Madras native infantry from 4 June 1824, and served with them in Burma, being present in the attack on the enemy's lines before Rangoon on 9 and 15 December 1824. He was appointed quartermaster, interpreter, and paymaster to the 12th Madras native infantry on 27 October 1826, and then, successively, captain (26 July 1828), paymaster to the Nagpur subsidiary force (30 June 1829), paymaster in Mysore (7 January 1834), major (24 July 1840), and lieutenant-colonel (15 September 1845). He became lieutenant-colonel of the 3rd (Palamcottai) regiment, Madras native light infantry, on 7 October 1845, and attained the rank of colonel on 20 June 1854, of major-general on 29 May 1857, and of lieutenant-general on 18 July 1869. As colonel, with the rank of first-class brigadier, he commanded the Hyderabad subsidiary force from 6 November 1855, a post he held during the Indian mutiny. As major-general he commanded a division of the Madras army from 28 March 1859 to 28 March 1864. He was made a KCSI in 1866.

Coffin was twice married: first, on 12 February 1824, to Marianne, daughter of Captain Thomas Harrington. She died at Ootacamund on 13 February 1864, and he married, second, Catharine Eliza, the eldest daughter of Major John Shepherd. Coffin left several children and died suddenly at his home, 9 St John's Park South, Blackheath, London, on 1 October 1872, survived by his second wife.

H. M. Chichester, rev. James Lunt

Sir Isaac Campbell Coffin KCSI (bap. 24 August 1801 – 1 October 1872) was an officer of the East India Company's military service who served during the company's rule in India, the First Anglo-Burmese War and the Indian Mutiny. He rose to the rank of major-general after a long career in India.

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