Michael Allenby, 3rd Viscount Allenby
He attended Eton and at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He was commissioned a lieutenant in the 11th Hussars (later the Royal Hussars), which was stationed in Malaya between 1953 and 1956. He then served as aide-de-camp to the Governor of Cyprus (1957–1958), Brigade Major of the 51st Brigade in Hong Kong (1967–1969) and as commander of the Territorial Army Royal Yeomanry (1974–1977).
After inheriting the title in 1984, Lord Allenby served as Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords from 1993 to 1999. Having lost his automatic right to a seat under the House of Lords Act 1999, he was elected to remain and sat as a crossbencher.
Allenby married Sara Margaret Wiggin in 1965, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Milner Wiggin and Margaret Frances Livingstone-Learmonth. They had one son, Henry Jaffnay Hynman Allenby, who succeeded as 4th Viscount in 2014.
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