John Meynell Alleyne, Fourth Baronet

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Captain SIR John Meynell Alleyne, Fourth Baronet, D.S.O., D.S.C., Royal Navy (11 August, 1889 – 17 December, 1983) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

He was promoted to Lieutenant on 15 July, 1910.[1]

Served on H.M.S. Lord Clive, for which he was awarded the D.S.C.

Who was Who

ALLEYNE, Captain Sir John (Meynell) 4th Bt cr 1769; DSO 1918; DSC; RN retired

Born 11 Aug. 1889; s of Reynold Alleyne, e s of 3rd Bt and Susanna, d of late John Meynell of Meynell Langley, Derbyshire; m 1920, Alice Violet, d of late James Campbell, and Mrs Campbell, 12 Cornwall Gardens, SW; one s two d ; died 17 Dec. 1983

SUCCESSION S grandfather, 1912

CAREER Served World War I; was navigator of Vindictive when sunk to block Ostend Harbour, May 1918 (severely wounded); retired list, 1936. Served World War II

HEIR s Rev. John Olpherts Campbell Alleyne [b 18 Jan. 1928; m 1968, Honor Irwin; one s one d]

CLUB Naval and Military

ADDRESS Greenacres, Seamans Lane, Minstead, Lyndhurst, Hants Southampton 813235

Appointed in command of the Armed Merchant Cruiser Asturias on 28 April, 1943, he operated as part of the West Africa Command.[2]

See Also

  • Service Records
  • "Capt Sir John Alleyne" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 19 December, 1983. Issue 61716, col G, pg. 14.



  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 2.