Allenby, Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, Viscount, 1861-1936

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Birth 1861-04-23
Death 1936-05-14

Biographical notes:

British soldier and adminstrator of Palestine in 1918 and 1919.

From the description of Edmund Allenby correspondence, 1919-1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 586096409

1884-1885 served in the Inniskilling Dragoons, Bechuanaland Expedition; 1889-1893 Adjutant, Inniskilling Dragoons; 1899-1902 served in South Africa; 1902-1905 commanded 5th Royal Irish Lancers; 1910-1914 Inspector-General of Cavalry; 1914 in command of Cavalry; 1915 in command of Fifth Army Corps; 1915-1917 in command of Third Army; 1917-1919 Commander-in-Chief of Egyptian Expeditionary Force; 1919-1925 High Commissioner for Egypt.

Epithet: Field Marshal

Title: 1st Viscount Allenby of Megiddo

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Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby (1861-1936) 1st Viscount Allenby of Megiddo, Field Marshal.

Born 23 April 1861, son of Hynman Allenby. Educated Haileybury; Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Served in South Africa with Inniskilling Dragoons, 1884-1902; CB, 1902; commanded 5th Royal Irish Lancers, 1902-05; 4th Cavalry Brigade, 1905-10; Inspector of Cavalry, 1910-14; in Command of Cavalry, 1914; in Command of Fifth Army Corps, 1915; KCB, 1915; in Command of Third Army, 1915-17; KCB; Lt-General; GCB, 1918; GCMG, 1918; Commander in Chief, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, 1917-19; captured Jerusalem Dec. 1917, Damascus Oct. 1918, Aleppo Oct. 1918 & armistice signed with Turks 30th Oct. 1918; Field Marshal and Viscount, 1919; High Commissioner for Egypt, 1919-25; obtained recognition of Egypt as a sovereign state 1922; GCVO, 1934. Married, 1896, Adelaide Chapman: 1 son (d.1917). Died 14 May 1936.

From the guide to the Sir Edmund Allenby Collection, 1918-1925, (Middle East Centre Archive, St Antony's College, Oxford)


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  • Military operations
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • War


  • Generals--Great Britain


  • Egypt (as recorded)
  • Strait of Lepanto, Greece (as recorded)
  • Palestine (as recorded)
  • London, county of, England (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Palestine (as recorded)
  • Egypt, Africa (as recorded)