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LT Michael (the boy) Allenby, son of General Allenby


Geert Spillebeen
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I have another question: I have a drawing of LT. Michael Allenby. Son of General Allenby.

Is there anything in The "War Illustrated" about the general's SON? Or in "Bond of Sacrifice?" Lieutenant HMH Allenby (called Michael), died 29 July 1917.

Details: see attached picture of his head stone in Koksijde (= Coxyde, Belgian coast).

Is there a photo of Michael Allenby? More details? What happened to him? Mentioned somewhere? Any information...

Michael and Gen.Edmund Allenby are linked to the work of Sir Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts Movement.

GEERT SPILLEBEEN, Flanders

e-mail => geert . spillebeen @ euronet . be

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Lt Horace Michael Hynman Allenby, T Battery RHA died of wounds on 29th July 1917. He was hit in the head by a shell splinter and died 5 hours later at 1st Canadian Casualty Clearing Station. He had been awarded the MC for bringing ina wounded man from No Man's Land under heavy fire in September 1916 on the Somme. His parents heard the news of his death one month later in Egypt.

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There was a short obituary in the Times of 2-8-1917

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Steve.

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Thans Steve!

I do not know how it works? Does this mean you can find "[/u]" of other soldiers in the Times or London Gazette? Or/and the obituary ?

For example:

2LT W.F.Rodney, Rifle Brigade (att. to Royal Flying Corps), died 9 May 1915

2LT or LT C.B.Spence, pilot, RFC, died same day, along with Rodney, 9May

1915

2LT Marc A.P. Noble, Royal Field Artillery, 1 July 1917

2LT M.C.Wroughton, 12 Royal Lancers, died 30 Oct.1914

GEERT SPILLEBEEN, Flanders

geert . spillebeen @ euronet . be

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Geert,

F W Rodney.

Times 15-5-1915

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Commission:

LG 15-12-1914

War Office,

15th December, 1914.

REGULAR FORCES.

The undermentioned Gentlemen Cadets, from the Royal Military College, to be Second Lieutenants. Dated 16th December, 1914: —

The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own).

John Frederick Lascelles.

Thomas Andrew Greville Rouse-Boughton-

Knight.

William Kerr Mcdintock.

Archibald Sholto George Douglas.

The Honourable William Francis Rodney.

http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/archiveVi...;selHonourType=

If you post a query in the War in the AIr Forum Section then you can usually get a good reply relating to the circumstances of their deaths.

Steve.

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Spence:

Times 14-5-1915

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Steve.

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Noble :

Times 12-7-1917

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Steve.

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Can't locate Wroughton.

He is listed during November 1914 as wounded, and then died of wounds.

I'll find the Gazette entries later.

Steve.

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Gert,

Rodneys Obit from the 1915 Rifle Brigade Chronicles:-

2nd Lieutenant Hon. F.W. Rodney.

Francis William Rodney was the fourth son of the seventh Baron Rodney and Corisande, second daughter of the first Lord Wimbourne and was born 2 October 1896 and was educated at Shrewsbury College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He was appointed to the 5th (Reserve) Battalion in December 1914 and joined the Royal Flying Corps and did duty in Flanders as an Observer with No. 3 Squadron. On 9 May 1915 when carrying on his observations he was shot down and killed. He was buried at Choques near Bethune.

Andy

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Thanks a lot, PAM, for this quote about Lt. Wroughton!

Is there a way to search this Ruvigny's ON-LINE ?

Geert (geert.spillebeen@euronet.be)

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Geert

I don't think de Ruvigny's is on line.

I have checked for Allenby, Noble, Rodney and Spence - none of them have an obituary in de Ruvigny's

Re your other query re Bond of Scarifice as far as I am aware there are only 2 Volumes Vol I Covering the start of the war up until 31st Dec 1914 and Vol 2 covering 1st Jan 1915 to 30th June 1915. So no chance of an entry for anyone killed after that date.

Regards

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