Biography

Birth date: 27 February 1883
Birth place: Australia: South Australia
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Units:
  • 10th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 52nd Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Major
  • Date of embarkation: 20 October 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Adelaide

Collection Items

Photograph

H19221

Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Miles Fitzroy Beevor, 10th Battalion, who returned to Australia on 11 October 1916.

H19221

P02321.005

Informal outdoors group portrait of several officers from the 10th Infantry Battalion at Mena Camp, Egypt on Christmas Day 1914. The officers are from left to right: Lieutenant (Lt) Vernon Hermann Robley from Gilberton, South Australia; Captain (Capt) Edward Castle Oldham from Hackney, South...

P02321.005

P02321.004

Outdoor group portrait of officers of the 10th Infantry Battalion using a wagon as a grandstand to watch a battalion sports carnival at Mena Camp Egypt, Christmas 1914. The officers are from left to right: Captain (Capt) Mervyn James Herbert from Brighton, South Australia (later Major (Maj)); Capt...

P02321.004

P01224.003

Group portrait of the original officers of the 10th Battalion prior to leaving Adelaide for Egypt. Left to right, back row: Lieutenant (Lt) Julius August William Kayser from Alberton, South Australia (later Major, killed in action in France on 16 February 1917); Lieutenant (Lt) Clarence Rumball...

P01224.003

Manuscript

Beevor, Miles Fitzroy, Lieutenant Colonel b: 1883,

Typed duplicated version of Beevor's 1930 personal account of 10th Battalion's landing at Gallipoli. Mentions role of Navy, the "Ionian" and "Foxhound", the confusion between Ari Burnu and Gaba Tepe. He talks of work of his company and attitude of men plus officers involved.

MSS0761

Private Record

Timeline

Date of birth 1883-02-27
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1914-08-19 Appointed major in the 10th Battalion.
Date of embarkation 1914-10-20
Date promoted 1915-11-19 Appointed temporary lieutenant colonel.
Other 1915-11-19 Acting Commanding Officer of the 10th Battalion.
Date promoted 1916-02-01 Appointed lieutenant colonel.
Other 1916-02-01 Commanding Officer of the 10th Battalion.
Other units 1916-03-03 Commanding Officer 52nd Battalion.
Date returned to Australia 1916-10-11
Other 1916-12-07 AIF appointment terminated.