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Allenby, Edmund Henry Hynman

Born: 1861 AD
Died: 1936 AD
Nationality: British
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1861 – Allenby was born in Brackenhurst, Nottinghamshire on April 23, 1861.

1879 – Attended Haileybury College.

1880 – Took the entrance exam for the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.

1881 – He was commissioned into the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons.

1882 – Joined the army regiment in South Africa.

1884-1885 – He was part of the regiment in the Bechuanaland Expedition.

1889 – Promoted to captain and was made the adjutant of the regiment.

1897 – Promoted to Major and married Mabel Chapman.

1898 – Joine the 3rd Cavalry Brigade and was promoted to Brigade-Major.

1899 – Became second in command of the Inniskillings and sent to Naauwpoort Junction to join Major-General John French’s Cavalry Division.

1900 – On January 14, 1900, he commanded two squadrons, two companies of mounted infantry and a section of artillery in penetrating Boer lines.

1902-1905 – Became the commander of the 5th Royal Irish Lancers.

1906 – Promoted to Brigadier-General and assumed the command of the 4th Cavalry Brigade.

1909 – At the age of 48, he was promoted to Major-General.

1910 – Appointed Inspector-General of Cavalry.

1915 – Commanded V Corps during the Second Battle of Ypres and assumed command of the British Third Army.

1917-1918 – Became commander-in-chief of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force on June 27, 1917.

1919 – Became Field Marshal and was created Viscount Allenby on October 7, 1919.

1920-1925 – Became High Commissioner for Egypt and the Sudan.

1936 – Died in London on May 14, 1936.