Allenby, Edmund Henry Hynman

Born: Apr 23, 1861 AD
Died: 1936 AD, at 75 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Administrators

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.

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