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

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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)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn "March of Time" Collection. 1934 - 1951. March of Time Documentary/Newsreel Films Relating to U.S. History, Government, Politics, Culture, and International Affairs. 1935 - 1953. PALESTINE PROBLEM National Archives at College Park
creatorOf SMITH-DORRIEN PAPERS. Vol. II (ff. 14). 'Brief personal story of events from 21st August, 1914, to 30th August, 1914', by Smith-Dorrien 'To be read in conjunction with his statement'; circa 1919-1923. Typewritten, with autograph additions. Followed (..., approximately 1919-1923 British Library
referencedIn Vol. VIII (ff. 233). 1920-1933.includes:ff. 1-60b passim Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner: Letters to J. A. Spender: 1920.f. 15 Charles Edward Coles, Pasha; formerly Director-General of Egyptian Prisons: Letter to Zaghlul Pasha: 1920.: Typewritten ..., 1920-1933 British Library
creatorOf Allenby, Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, Viscount, 1861-1936. Edmund Allenby correspondence, 1919-1921. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Cox, Charles Frederick, 1863-1944. Papers on the South African War [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CCXCIX (ff. 274). Miscellaneous papers and correspondence relating to Chesterton, and other papers from the Chesterton papers; 1889-1976, n.d.Contents:1. ff. 1-2v. Extract of entry in Who's Who for George Laval Chesterto..., 1882-1976 British Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Documentary Films. 1914 - 1944. BRITISH WAR REVIEWS [WORLD WAR I] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Davis, Edward, Colonel. The Edward Davis papers, 1902-1929. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
creatorOf Sir Edmund Allenby Collection, 1918-1925 St. Antony's College (University of Oxford). Middle East Centre Archive
referencedIn Vol. III, A-M. 1790-1931.includes:f. 1 Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, Viscount Allenby: Letter to Sir P. C. Mitchell: 1930.f. 2 Henry Edward Armstrong, FRS; chemist: Letter to A. W. Rowe: 1905.ff. 2-165 passim Arthur Walton Rowe, MRCS: Letters to..., 1790-1931 British Library
creatorOf A brief record of the advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force under the command of Gen Sir Edmund Hynman Allenby, July 1917 to October 1918. London: HMSO, 2nd edn 1919., 1917-1919 British Library
referencedIn YOUNG, Maj Sir Hubert Winthrop (1885-1950), 1917-1918 King's College London, Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
referencedIn Moe, Malla. Papers of Malla Moe, 1893-1955. Billy Graham Archive & Research Center
creatorOf Henderson, Walter Brooks Drayton, 1887-1939. Papers, 1916-1938. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Harris, M. M. (Morrison Mose), 1883-1950. M.M. Harris posters, 1912 and 1918. Judah L. Magnes Memorial Museum, Rabbi Morris Goldstein Library
creatorOf Finley, John H. (John Huston), 1863-1940. John H. Finley papers, 1892-1940, bulk (1913-1935). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Henry Battersby: Correspondence and papers, Early 19th century-1933 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn John H. Finley papers, 1892-1940, 1913-1935 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Thomas, Lowell, 1892-1981. Papers, [ca. 1890]-1981. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Aaronsohn, Aaron, 1876-1919. person
associatedWith Cox, Charles Frederick, 1863-1944. person
associatedWith Davis, Edward, Colonel. person
associatedWith Finley, John H. (John Huston), 1863-1940. person
associatedWith Great Britain. Army. Egyptian Expeditionary Force. corporateBody
associatedWith Harris, M. M. (Morrison Mose), 1883-1950. person
associatedWith Henderson, Walter Brooks Drayton, 1887-1939. person
associatedWith Henry Francis Prevost Battersby person
associatedWith Moe, Malla. person
associatedWith Thomas, Lowell, 1892-1981. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Strait of Lepanto, Greece
London, county of, England
Great Britain
Egypt, Africa
Military operations
World War, 1914-1918


Birth 1861-04-23

Death 1936-05-14





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