Dudley Allenby, 2nd Viscount Allenby

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Lieutenant-Colonel Dudley Jaffray Hynman Allenby, 2nd Viscount Allenby of Megiddo (8 January 1903 – 17 July 1984), was a British peer and soldier.[1]

Background and education[edit]

The son of Captain Frederick Claude Hynman Allenby and Edith Mabel (née Jaffray) Allenby, he succeeded his uncle as 2nd Viscount Allenby on the latter's death on 14 May 1936. He attended Eton, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.


Allenby joined the 11th Hussars in 1923, served in India, 1923–26, after which he served as an Adjutant in the 11th Hussars, 1926–30. He was an Instructor at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, from 1930 to 1934. He attained the rank of Captain in 1936, served in Egypt, 1934–37. He served as an Adjutant in the Army Fighting Vehicles School, 1937–40; he became a Major, 1938. He was second in Command of the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, 1940–42, and a Lt-Col of the 2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry from 1942. He retired in 1946.


Lord Allenby married firstly, Gertrude Mary Lethbridge Champneys (d.1988), daughter of Edward Geoffrey Stanley Champneys, on 10 July 1930. They had one son:

The couple were divorced in 1949. Allenby married secondly, Daisy Hancox (d. 1985), daughter of Charles Francis Hancox, on 13 April 1949.


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Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby
Viscount Allenby
Succeeded by
Michael Jaffray Hynman Allenby