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Southampton to Le Havre. On enlistment he is listed as a jeweller's assistant working in London. He is only 5 feet 1-inch-tall and weighs just 120 pounds.

The 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade, attached to the 4th Division were heavily involved in the Third Battles of Ypres and took part in the Battle for Broodseinde on October 4th, 1917.

Victor was born in Hackney, Middlesex in 1880, the youngest of four sons of John Edmund and Jane Trevelyan (nee Williams). John was also born in Hackney but Jane was from Brecon, a daughter to William Williams, a local tailor.

His parents married in London and John was shown as a grocer, like his father. Their first son was born in Brecon but the family home was mainly in Hackney, where the other boys were born and, subsequently, two girls. Victor's father died in 1899 and the family moved to Brecon to live at 8, Lion Yard with Jane's mother and brother, where Jane is shown as a dressmaker in 1891. Ten years later they are still at the same address with one brother working as a coach builder and Victor, 14 shown as a private secretary.

By 1911 Victor has left home, although his mother remains in Brecon living at 4, Dorlangoch with her younger daughter. Victor is living in London with his eldest brother and family, as well as Mary, his wife of two years and their baby son, also Victor. Victor has four children in all, born between 1911 and 1915 in Hackney or Lambeth.

He enlists in Lambeth in December 1915, initially being posted to the Reserve before being mobilised in June 1916 and travelling from

Rifleman James Victor Trevelyan

Rifle Brigade, (The Prince Consort's Own) 1st Btn., service

no. S/23328

Killed in action on October 4th, 1917 in Belgium, aged 37

Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium