Miles Beevor (8 March 1900 in Hendon,
London – 9 September 1994 in
Wolverhampton), was a solicitor, pilot and businessman.
The son of Rowland Beevor and Margaret Frances Evans, Beevor was
educated at Winchester College, and graduated from New College, Oxford
University in 1921 with a Bachelor of Arts. He qualified a solicitor
in 1925, and latterly held the office of
Justice of the Peace
Justice of the Peace for
At the outbreak of World War II, he joined the Royal Air Force
Volunteer Reserve and gained the rank of
Flight Lieutenant in 1941. He
became chief legal advisor for
London and North Eastern Railway in
1943, a post he held until the LNER was nationalised. In light of his
service, on 1 November 1947 the LNER named  an LNER A4 Pacific
after him  Just before nationalisation, Beevor was acting chief
general manager for LNER in June 1947, after which he became Chief
Secretary and legal advisor for the British Transport Commission
between 1947 and 1951.
Managing Director of Brush Group Ltd between 1954 and 1958,
as the company pushed into producing diesel locomotives for the newly
founded British Railways, to replace their steam fleet.
Beevor died on 9 September 1994 at the age of 94.
Beevor married Margaret Florence Platt, daughter of Algernon John
Frederick Platt, on 17 September 1924. The couple had two children,
Susan (born 1927, died 1948) and John (born 1930, died 2001). After
Margarets death on 15 February 1934 he married Sybil Gilliat, daughter
of Lt.-Col. John Babington Gilliat (and sister of Lt Col Sir Martin
Gilliat), on 23 April 1935. The couple had three children, Antony
(born 1940), Helen (born 1943) and Ronald (born 1947).
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