Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby
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Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby GCB
Order of the Bath
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Order of St Michael and St George
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Royal Victorian Order
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(23 April 1861 – 14 May 1936) was a British
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soldier and administrator most famous for his role during the First World War, in which he led the Egyptian Expeditionary Force
Egyptian Expeditionary Force
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in the conquest of Palestine
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in 1917 and 1918.
Allenby, nicknamed the "Bloody Bull", was characterized by Archibald Wavell, a British field marshal during the Second World War who had served under Allenby, as an intelligent, caring man and a consummate professional soldier.