Sub Lieutenant John Alaric Eva Tremayne was born on August 7th 1890 in Northern Chile, Alaric was the second of four children born to William Tremayne, a Captain with the Pacific Steam Navigation Company, and his wife, Sofia, who had been born to a British family in Peru. By 1901 the family had moved to London, and he went on to spend time at a prep school in Streatham before coming to the College at the start of 1904, at the same time as his elder brother William. Both brothers left in the summer of 1906, at which point Alaric was a member of the Engineering Lower Fourth. After leaving he spent five years at the Queen’s Engineering Works, Bedford, originally as an apprentice, and was also during this period a reservist in the Bedfordshire Yeomanry, undergoing a course of machine gun training. He later returned to South America, where he joined his brother working on a farm in San Luis Province in central Argentina; in May 1913 he abandoned this in order to work for the Central Argentine Railway.
When war was declared in the summer of 1914 Alaric returned to England as soon as possible, and upon his return took up a commission in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, where he was at first assigned to the Machine Gun Section. In May 1915 he was transferred to the Hawke Division and shortly afterwards was sent to Gallipoli with his new unit. The next month, on June 19th, he was killed in action, whilst leading his men in an assault on a Turkish trench, six weeks short of his 35th birthday.
Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkey
Final resting place unknown. Name listed on Panel 8 to 15)