Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy (1862-1935), Field Marshal
Sitter in 14 portraits
Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, was a British Army officer who served with distinction during World War I with the British Expeditionary Force in France, in the Battle of Gallipoli, as Commander of the Canadian Corps, and as Commander of the British Third Army. After the War he was for five years Governor-General of Canada. On his return to England in 1928 he was appointed Chief Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, introducing a widespread series of reforms during his three-year tenure.