Other names: Horace Michael Hynman
Locations in this story: Donhead St. Andrew, WiltshireWestgate on Sea, KentFrance & FlandersKoksijde, West Flanders, BelgiumEgypt
Story: Horace Michael Hynman Allenby was born in Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, on 11 Jan 1898 and baptised there on 9 Feb 1898 the son of Field Marshall Viscount Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, a Regular Soldier, and Viscountess Adelaide Mabel Allenby (nee Chapman). Horace spent his early life living with his Grandfather, Horace Edward Chapman, at Donhead House, Donhead St. Andrew. At the age of 13 years he was a Boarder pupil at a school in Westgate on Sea, Kent. As soon as he was able, he enlisted on 27 Oct 1915 as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Horse Artillery. He was posted to the 14th Brigade in France and Flanders on 15 Jan 1916 and at some time had been awarded the Military Cross. He was killed in action on 29 Apr 1917 and buried at Coxyde Military Cemetery, Koksijde, West Flanders, Belgium, (Grave Ref. II. D. 1.). He was also awarded the Victory and British War Medals these being sent on to his father who was by then Governor of Egypt.