Harold Beevers collection

Scope and Content

20 photographs (Dec 1915-Nov 1918, n.d.); Bound manuscript recollections "Blighty to Baku" [1919]; Map of Northern Persia (n.d.); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (Nov. 1976).

Administrative / Biographical History

Harold Beevers (1897-?) was born in Halifax, joined the RN (Royal Navy) in ca. 1912 as a Boy Seaman, and qualified as Petty Officer Boy at Shotley. During the First World War, he served on mine sweepers HMS Gentian and Foxglove, and then trained in torpedo work and served on an East Indian Marine Ship, "The Hardinge". He later served with the Caspian Naval Force on board the Venturer.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by Harold Beevers in 1976. See Royal Navy Correspondence File.


In English

Other Finding Aids

Dunsterforce/Caspian Naval Force catalogue (hard copy) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm

Alternative Form Available


Related Material

Tape 387: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in Nov 1976. See also RNMN (REC) 010: Beevers, H.