Sir John Meynell Alleyne, 4th Baronet 1321
- Born: 11 August 1889 1321,1328
- Died: 17 December 1983 aged 94 1328
From The Times, 19 December 1983
Captain Sir John Alleyne
Captain Sir John Alleyne, 4th Baronet, D.S.O., D.S.C., R.N. (retd), who was awarded the D.S.O. as navigator in H.M.S. Vindictive when it was sunk to block Ostend Harbour in the last year of the 1914-18 War, died on December 17. He was 94.
Earlier Alleyne took part in raids on enemy territory and bombardments of the Belgian coast and was awarded the D.S.C. in 1917. Having retired in 1936 after 32 years service, this intrepid officer was recalled in the Second World War to command armed merchant cruisers, and in one, H.M.S. Salopia, was torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic.
Born on August 11, 1889, John Meynell Alleyne Succeeded his grandfather in 1912, the baronetcy having been created in 1769. He went to sea from the Britannia joining H.M.S. Hindustan in the Channel fleet. When the Second World War began he was navigator in the Hebe submarine parent ship. In the 1918 action off Ostend he was severely wounded.
Among his varied subsequent service he commanded H.M.S. Lupin in the Persian Gulf from 1928 to 1930, and was then appointed to the Victory as Staff Officer for Operations and Intelligence. After a shore command in Singapore he retired at his own request.
For many years Alleyne was interested in the rehabilitation and care of prisoners. Having first been a prison visitor to Winchester, he worked prominently with the former Prisoners' Aid Society, Winchester branch; when as part of national reorganization the Hampshire Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders was inaugurated, he became chairman.
In 1920 Alleyne married Alice Violet, daughter of James Campbell; she and their one son and two daughters survive him. The heir is the Rev. John Alleyne.
John married Alice Violet Campbell.