Sara, Viscountess Allenby, widow of the 3rd Viscount, died 14 October, 2023. She was 80.
She was born 28 December, 1942 as Sara Margaret Wiggin, scion of the Wiggin baronets, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Milner Wiggin (1907-1994), and his wife the former Margaret Frances Livingstone-Learmonth (1914-1999), scion of that Scots landed gentry family; and married 29 July, 1965, the Hon Michael Jaffray Hynman Allenby (born 20 April, 1931), son and heir of the 2nd Viscount Allenby (1903-1984), and his wife the former Gertrude Mary Lethbridge Champneys (1905-1988), scion of that landed gentry family. Her husband served as Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Hussars (Prince Albert's Own), formely 11th Hussars. He fought in the Malayan Campaign between 1953 and 1956. He was Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of Cyprus between 1957 and 1958. He was Brigade-Major of the 51st Brigade, Hong Kong between 1967 and 1969. He was Commander of the Royal Yeomanry (Territorial Army) between 1974 and 1977.1 He was General Staff Officer and Instructor of the Nigerian Staff College, Kaduna between 1977 and 1979, and succeeded his father as 3rd Viscount Allenby, 17 July, 1984. He died 3 October, 2014.
Viscountess Allenby leaves a son, Henry, 4th Viscount Allenby, who was born 29 July, 1968.