Biography

Birth date: 23 April 1861
Birth place: United Kingdom: England, Nottinghamshire, Brackenhurst
Death date: 14 May 1936
Death place: United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Final rank: General
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Unit: No. 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps

Rolls and Awards

Photograph

A00573

General Allenby, staff and attaches, entering Jerusalem through the Jaffa Gate. The guard of honour was comprised of English, Scottish, Irish and Welsh troops, who are seen on the right, whilst Australia and New Zealand are represented by those on the left. The Arabs call this gate in the wall 'The...

A00573

A00659

General Allenby (right) inspecting No 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, just after his appointment to command of Egyptian Expeditionary Force. The squadron commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel R Williams, is at left.

A00659

A02746A

Looking from the Mount of Olives. From left to right are: Sir Edmund Allenby the Bishop of Jerusalem, Lieutenant Colonel Murray, Military Secretary to His Royal Highness the Duke of Connaught, Major General J S M Shea, Sir E S Bulfin, General Sir Harry Chauvel and Sir Philip Chetwode. Sir Philip...

A02746A

A03758

Bombs dropped by Australian airmen bursting over the railway station at El Afule in Palestine, far behind the enemy's lines on the morning of the great attack by Allenby's forces.

A03758

A05264

Weli Sheikh Nuran, Palestine. 10 October 1917. A German Air Force D III Albatros Scout aircraft, D636/17, flown by Oberleutnant Gustav Adolf Dittmar of Fliegerabteilung 300 unit. The aircraft had been shot down, practically intact, into AIF Light Horse lines near Bersheeba by a Bristol fighter...

A05264

B00248

General Allenby inspecting officers and men of the Anzac Mounted Division, to whom he was about to present decorations.

B00248

B00282

Storm threatening over the Sea of Galilee. After the fight at Semakh, the 4th Light Horse Brigade advanced north along the western edge of the Sea of Galilee towards the ancient town of Tiberias. Simultaneously, the 3rd Light Horse Brigade approached Tiberias by the road from Nazareth. The town...

B00282

B00843

General Allenby inspecting the 3rd Light Horse Brigade. Riding beside the Commander in Chief is Brigadier General L C Wilson, Commander of the Brigade.

B00843

H02449

ABBASSIA, EGYPT, 1916. LADY ALLENBY PRESENTING PRIZES WON AT A GARRISON SPORTS DAY. (DONOR G. BROOMHALL)

H02449

H00581

11TH AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE MARCHING PAST FOR INSPECTION BY GENERAL ALLENBY.

H00581

H00658

Lady Allenby visiting the 44th Stationary Hospital.

H00658

H02948

HELIOPOLIS. 1918-12-23. MACHINES LINED UP FOR GENERAL ALLENBY'S REVIEW. [AERIAL VIEW OF APPROXIMATELY 99 AIRCRAFT INCLUDING THE HANDLEY PAGE 0/400]

H02948

H02949

HELIOPOLIS. 1918-12-23. AERIAL VIEW OF APPROXIMATELY 99 AIRCRAFT LINED UP FOR GENERAL ALLENBY'S REVIEW OF RAF. [NOTE HANDLEY PAGE 0/400 IN LINE UP. SEE H02948-62]

H02949

H02951

HELIOPOLIS. 1918-12-23. GENERAL ALLENBY'S REVIEW OF THE RAF. [IN BACKGROUND CAN BE SEEN NIEUPORTS, SOPWITH PUPS, S.E.5A SCOUTS AND AVRO 504 TRAINERS. SEE H02948-62]

H02951

H02954

HELIOPOLIS. 1918.12.23. GENERAL ALLENBY WATCHING A FLIGHT OF THREE AVRO 504K TRAINERS. [SEE H02948-62]

H02954

H02955

HELIOPOLIS, EGYPT, 1918-12-23. GENERAL ALLENBY WATCHING A FLIGHT OF FOUR AVRO 504K TRAINER AIRCRAFT.

H02955

H02956

HELIOPOLIS. 1918-12-23. GENERAL ALLENBY WATCHING A FLIGHT OF SIX AVRO 504K TRAINERS.[SEE H02948-62]

H02956

H02957

HELIOPOLIS. 1918-12-23. GENERAL ALLENBY WATCHING A FLIGHT OF FIVE AVRO 504K TRAINERS. [SEE HO2948-62]

H02957

H02958

HELIOPOLIS. 1918-12-23. GENERAL ALLENBY WATCHING A FLIGHT OF THREE AVRO 504 TRAINERS.[SEE H02948-62]

H02958

H02962

HELIOPOLIS. 1918.12.23. LINE-UP OF AEROPLANES DURING GENERAL ALLENBY'S REVIEW OF THE RAF. [S.E.5A SERIAL B8534 AND AVRO 504K TRAINERS IN BACKGROUND. SEE H2948-61]

H02962

H03817

PALESTINE. 1918. GENERAL ALLENBY INSPECTING CAPTURED GERMAN ALBATROS AIRCRAFT. NOTE FUEL TANK MISSING FROM TOP WING. [SEE A04126, A04129, A04141, A05005, H03816]

H03817

J00933

A street in Jerusalem looking towards the old city. In the wall at the end of the street, is the Jaffa Gate through which General Allenby entered the city.

J00933

J00970

Group portrait of General Allenby, Sheikh of Mecca (centre of the group near the shutters) and General Chauvel (right of group near the shutter) on the balcony of the Victoria Hotel.

J00970

J00976

General Allenby (left side) reviewing the Australian Light Horse Brigade.

J00976

J01013

The main streets of Damascus 2 October 1918, the day General Allenby and the Sheikh of Mecca entered the city. The Sheikh is in the building on the right paying his respects to the General. The crowd of locals, some of them dressed in suits and wearing fezs on their head, wait for the Sheikh to...

J01013

J01025

A crowd watching the King of Hejaz leaving the Victorian Hotel, Damascus, after his interview with General Allenby.

J01025

J05648

A VIEW TAKEN FROM THE ROOF OF THE CONTINENTAL HOTEL, CAIRO, ON THE OCCASION OF GENERAL ALLENBY'S RETURN FROM THE CONQUEST OF SYRIA AND PALESTINE, ON 1918-11-25. (DONATED BY CAPTAIN J.D. CRAMB.)

J05648

J05649

A VIEW TAKEN FROM THE ROOF OF THE CONTINENTAL HOTEL, CAIRO, ON THE OCCASION OF GENERAL ALLENBY'S RETURN FROM THE CONQUEST OF SYRIA AND PALESTINE, ON 1918-11-25. (DONATED BY CAPTAIN J.D. CRAMB.)

J05649

J05650

A VIEW TAKEN FROM THE ROOF OF THE CONTINENTAL HOTEL, CAIRO, ON THE OCCASION OF GENERAL ALLENBY'S RETURN FROM THE CONQUEST OF SYRIA AND PALESTINE, ON 1918-11-25. (DONATED BY CAPTAIN J.D. CRAMB.)

J05650

J05651

A VIEW TAKEN FROM THE ROOF OF THE CONTINENTAL HOTEL, CAIRO, ON THE OCCASION OF GENERAL ALLENBY'S RETURN FROM THE CONQUEST OF SYRIA AND PALESTINE, ON 1918-11-25. (DONATED BY CAPTAIN J.D. CRAMB.)

J05651

J05652

A VIEW TAKEN FROM THE ROOF OF THE CONTINENTAL HOTEL, CAIRO, ON THE OCCASION OF GENERAL ALLENBY'S RETURN FROM THE CONQUEST OF SYRIA AND PALESTINE, ON 1918-11-25. (DONATED BY CAPTAIN J.D. CRAMB.)

J05652

J05653

A VIEW TAKEN FROM THE ROOF OF THE CONTINENTAL HOTEL, CAIRO, ON THE OCCASION OF GENERAL ALLENBY'S RETURN FROM THE CONQUEST OF SYRIA AND PALESTINE, ON 1918-11-25. (DONATED BY CAPTAIN J.D. CRAMB.)

J05653

J05654

A VIEW TAKEN FROM THE ROOF OF THE CONTINENTAL HOTEL, CAIRO, ON THE OCCASION OF GENERAL ALLENBY'S RETURN FROM THE CONQUEST OF SYRIA AND PALESTINE, ON 1918-11-25. (DONATED BY CAPTAIN J.D. CRAMB.)

J05654

P00061.014

JERUSALEM. GENERAL ALLENBY ENTERING THE CITY.

P00061.014

P01668.005

BEERSHEBA, PALESTINE, 1917-11. THE MAIN STREET OF BEERSHEBA SHORTLY AFTER ITS CAPTURE BY GENERAL SIR EDMUND ALLENBY'S FORCES. THE BUILDINGS ON EITHER SIDE OF THE STREET WERE IN FLAMES WHEN ALLENBY'S FORCES ENTERED THE TOWN ON 1917-11-03. (DONOR: B. L'ESTRANGE)

P01668.005

P01668.006

BEERSHEBA, PALESTINE, 1917-11. THE TURKISH HOSPITAL AT BEERSHEBA SHORTLY AFTER THE TOWN'S CAPTURE BY GENERAL SIR EDMUND ALLENBY'S FORCES. THE HOSPITAL IS STILL FLYING THE TURKISH FLAG. (DONOR: B. L'ESTRANGE)

P01668.006

P01668.007

BEERSHEBA, PALESTINE, 1917-11. THE MILITARY POST OFFICE AND WIRELESS STATION AT BEERSHEBA, SHORTLY AFTER THE TOWN'S CAPTURE BY GENERAL SIR EDMUND ALLENBY'S FORCES. (DONOR: B. L'ESTRANGE)

P01668.007

P01350.012

Probably EGYPT, C. 1920. STUDIO PORTRAIT OF FIELD-MARSHAL SIR EDMUND (HENRY HYNMAN) ALLENBY, 1ST VISCOUNT ALLENBY GCMG, GCVO, KCB, CB, COMMANDER IN CHIEF EGYPTIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE 1917-1919. (DONOR R. TIMPERLEY)

P01350.012

001019

HANNA BISHARAT'S HOME. THIS ARAB WAS LIAISON OFFICER BETWEEN THE BRITISH AND BEDOUINS IN WW2. KNEW LAWRENCE AND ALLENBY. HE INVITED ABOUT 30 OFFICERS TO HIS HOME TO SOME ARAB COOKING WHICH WAS EATEN WITH THEIR FINGERS. ARMY. RECREATION IN PALESTINE. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

001019

B00093

Turkish prisoners captured by the Anzac Mounted Division filling their water bottles, and washing at an ancient aqueduct. While Allenby's main strength was thrown against the Seventh and Eighth Turkish armies (on the left centre), 'Chaytor's Force' (composed of the Anzac Mounted Division, the 20th...

B00093

B01730

A view of the road to Jerusalem, showing the remarkable 'hair pin' bends in the road. The country at this point is a series of small gullies, and the winding formation was adopted to save bridge work. Road workers can be seen in the distance. This is an original Paget Plate negative. The same...

B01730

B02627

Guns of the Inverness Royal Horse Artillery in action at Tel el Khuweilfeh. Horse lines are in the background.

B02627

H10707

GENERAL SIR EDMUND ALLENBY (RIGHT) AND GENERAL BAILLOUD IN PALESTINE.

H10707

Private Record

Allenby, (Field Marshal, Viscount, GCB, GCMG)

Illuminated address admitting Field Marshal Viscout Allenby to the Freedom of the Grocers' Company, in recognition of his distinguished services during the First World War. Maker: Allenby, Edmund Henry Hynman

3DRL/7109

Film

With the forces on the Palestine front

With the forces on the Palestine front includes; views taken on the armoured car expedition to Siwa when the grand Senoussi was driven from his strong hold. To reach Siwa the cars travelled over two hundred miles of trackless desert. Desert column returning from Magdhaba with prisoners. Gaza. ...

F00084

With Allenby in Palestine

A Lowell Thomas adventure film copyright Eastman Kodak Co. 1927. Allenby's army made of seventeen nationalities, marched from Egypt to Palestine. A section of the famous 'Black Watch'. Australian Camel Corps. Sixty thousand camels were used by Allenby. Bombardment of Gaza. The ancient seaport Jaffa...

F03320

Interviews with veterans of the 1st Light Horse Regiment for the 0-10 TV Series Australians at war.

Interviews with veterans of the 1st Light Horse Regiment. The veterans in order of appearance are Mr Albert William Cornish, Mr Alexander Lynne Fraser, Mr Reginald John Knodler and Mr Percy William Davis. Mr Cornish speaks of his experiences in the desert and the battles of Romani and Birelabd. He...

F10228

With the Australian forces in Palestine

Opens with title 'with the Australian Forces in Palestine'. The advance on Magdhaba, December 1916, and the return with Turkish prisoners, the capture of Beersheba and the entry of the Camel Corps. The Light Horse on manoeuvers in the desert near Esdud, January 1918. The 11th Light Horse Regiment...

F00042

Forgotten men: the war as it was

An Associated British Picture Corporation Ltd production. Commentary written and spoken on camera by Sir John Hammerton, war historian in conjunction with the representatives of the fighting forces 1914-1918. On screen introduction by General Sir Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton GCB GCMG DSO TD.

F00172

A H Noad film

A patriotic montage from various sources. Includes scenes from Ashmead Barlett's footage taken at Gallipoli including several scenes not included in F00069 With the Dardanelles Expedition: heroes of Gallipoli. (see F08484). Re-enactments of Gallipoli landing at Tamarama Bay, Sydney, taken from the...

F00176

Published Collection

Seven Pillars of Wisdom: a triumph by T E Lawrence

In 1935 the Australian War Memorial acquired a copy of the rare 1926 subscriber's edition of "Seven pillars of wisdom, a triumph" by T.E. Lawrence, popularly known as "Lawrence of Arabia". The book contains Lawrence's account of his involvement in the Arab revolt during the Great War. Lawrence...

MON01397

Digitised Collection

Correspondence relating to Leslie Cecil Maygar, 1915-1918

Letters relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant Colonel Leslie Cecil Maygar, 8th Light Horse Regiment. This file consists of letters written by Maygar as well as letters of condolence written by others after his death. His initial letter describes the evacuation at Gallipoli and his...

RCDIG0000888

Letters from Wilfred Evans to his family, 1918

Letters relating to the First World War service of Major Wilfred Evans, Australian Army Medical Corps. In this series of letters from 1918, Evans details his service in Palestine and his eventual demobilisation towards the end of 1918. Evans describes the fighting at Jerusalem (1917), Megiddo and...

RCDIG0000963

Sound

Nicholas L Curtain (1684) as a sergeant, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Middle East, 1914-1918 and later as a warrant officer 2 of the Volunteer Defence Corps, Tasmania, 1939-1945

Discusses bombing the horse lines and camp by the "Torbes" (Taube - German aircraft), Damascus, Lawrence of Arabia, Harper, riots in Cario, how the horses were destroyed after the war had finished, the Surafend incident and how Allenby dressed down the Australian Light Horse. Battle of Romani,...

S00682

Timeline

Date of birth 1861-04-23
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1882 Inniskilling Dragoons.
Other 1884 - 1888 Served in South Africa.
Other 1899 - 1901 Served in the Boer War.
Other 1914 Put in charge of the Cavalry Division of the British Expeditionary Force.
Date promoted 1919 Created a Field Marshal and ennobled.
Other 1919 - 1925 Served as High Commissioner to Egypt.
Date of death 1936-05-14