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Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

(1861-1936), Field Marshal

Sitter in 38 portraits
Born in Nottinghamshire and grew up in Suffolk Allenby failed Indian Civil Service entrance exams then chose an army career, joining a cavalry regiment in 1882 in South Africa. Between 1888 and 1890 in the role of captain he earned himself the nickname 'the Bull' for his temper, imposing presence and obsession with discipline and orders. In 1897 Allenby was promoted major and saw his first action whilst serving in the South African War (1899-1902). At the outbreak of the First World War he assumed command of the cavalry division; by the close he was the military commander of territory stretching from the Sudan to northern Syria, became special high commissioner for Egypt and was promoted field marshal in 1919.

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General Officers of World War I, by John Singer Sargent - NPG 1954

General Officers of World War I

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1922
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1954

Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett - NPG x45249

Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
vintage bromide print, 1897-1920
NPG x45249

Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett - NPG x81622

Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative, 1900-1920
NPG x81622

Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett - NPG x81623

Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative, 1900-1920
NPG x81623

Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett - NPG x81624

Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative, 1900-1920
NPG x81624

Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett - NPG x81625

Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative, 1900-1920
NPG x81625

Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett - NPG x45396

Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
vintage bromide print, 1900-1920
NPG x45396

Bernard Arthur William Patrick Hastings Forbes, 8th Earl of Granard, by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston) - NPG x1143

Bernard Arthur William Patrick Hastings Forbes, 8th Earl of Granard

by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston)
glossy bromide print on card mount, mid 1910s
NPG x1143

Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett - NPG x45395

Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
vintage bromide print, circa 1920
NPG x45395

Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18136

Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 13 October 1921
NPG x18136

Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18137

Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 13 October 1921
NPG x18137

Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18138

Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 13 October 1921
NPG x18138

Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18139

Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 13 October 1921
NPG x18139

Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x18140

Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 13 October 1921
NPG x18140

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