ALLARD, BENJAMIN (1796-1877), step-brother of General Allard, born at Saint Tropez in 1796, was sent to Lahore in 1829 in order to replace his brother as the military adviser of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, but the two brothers failed to win the confidence of the Maharaja, who would not release General Allard from his duties. Benjamin then acted as his brother\’s deputy for various commercial missions between Lahore and Calcutta, along with Falcon and Meifredy.
In 1830 he returned to Saint Tropez to manage the General`\’ financial investments in France. From 1835 onwards he looked after Bannou Pan Dei and her children in Saint Tropez, and in 1840 he returned to Lahore with Achille Allard in order to collect the General\’s inheritance. Nothing is known about him after his return to Saint Tropez, except that he died there on 6 February 1877.