Life & Career
Born in Monmouth the son of E. Bevir, Esq., Solicitor.
Bevir was awarded the Wharton Testimonial for 1911.
Bevir was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 February, 1912. He was appointed to the armoured cruiser Defence from 2 September 1913 through 24 November 1915, when he was sent to H.M.S. Excellent, eventually to take up experimental duties there.
Bevir was awarded the Commander Egerton Prize for 1916.
Bevir was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 February, 1920.
After having been cautioned to be more attentive to customs regulations after improperly landing tobacco at Weymouth, Bevir was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1925.
Bevir was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1932.
In 1935, he was blamed for a collision between Leith and Wellington.
World War II
Bevir was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 28 July, 1942.
Bevir was placed on the Retired List with the rank of Vice-Admiral on 20 December, 1945.
Bevir died in 1967, aged 76.
Charles H. Knox-Little
|Captain of H.M.S. Resolution
Nov, 1939 – 28 Nov, 1940
Arthur R. Halfhide
Eric J. P. Brind
|Captain of H.M.S. Excellent
28 Nov, 1940 – 1 Jul, 1941
Herbert A. Packer
William R. Slayter
|Director of Naval Ordnance
1 Aug, 1941 – 1 Jun, 1944
- "Vice-ADmiral O. Bevir." The Times (London, England), Monday, November 6, 1967, Issue 57091, p.10.