William Chapple Tremaine
Captain, United States Army
W. C. TREMAINE DIES AT FORT TOTTEN, NEW YORK
Secretary-Treasurer of Army and Navy Club Will Be Buried in Arlington on Tuesday
WASHINGTON, February 1, 1930 – William C. Tremaine, U.S.A., retired, died in the military hospital at Fort Totten, New York, today according to notification received by the War Department. Born at Watertown, Wisconsin on September 28, 1865, he enlisted in the Artillery in 1884 and during the Spanish-American War served as a Second Lieutenant in the Thirty-Fifth United States Infantry. He was retired with the rank of Captain in 1911. He is survived by two children, one of whom is Breck K. Tremaine of Providence, Rhode Island.
Captain Tremaine was Executive Secretary and Treasurer of the Army and Navy Club of America and resided at the clubhouse in West Forty-Fourth Street in New York City. A year and a half after his retirement in 1911 on account of “disability incurred in the line of duty,” Captain Tremaine returned to active service and remained in the Army for another nine years, including the World War period. He was also a veteran of the Boxer Rebellion, the Philippines Insurrection and the war with Spain. He will be buried on Tuesday afternoon in the National Cemetery at Arlington.
After the death of General Leonard
Wood, Captain Tremaine paid a tribute to the former Governor General
of the Philippines. He said that he had met General Wood, then as
Assistant Army Surgeon in San Francisco, often served with him afterward
in various parts of the world, and during the Santiago campaign in Cuba
in 1898, saw him almost every day and became a close friend.
Posted: 2 December 2007