Papers of Rear Admiral Henry Hamilton Beamish, Rear Admiral Tufton Percy Hamilton Beamish, Lord Chelwood of Lewes (Tufton Victor Hamilton Beamish) and some earlier family material
- 1824 - 1989
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His son, Rear Admiral Tufton Percy Hamilton Beamish, was born in 1874. From 1908-10 he was Flag Commander to Prince Louis of Battenberg, 1912-13 Assistant Chief of War Staff and from 1914-15 he commanded HMC Invincible and was present at the Battle of the Falklands. He subsequently commanded HMS Cordelia, 1915-17, and was present at the Battle of Jutland. He worked at the Admiralty, 1917-19. He served as the Unionist MP for Lewes between 1924-31 and 1936-45. He died in 1951.
Tufton Victor Hamilton Beamish was born 27 January 1917. He was the only surviving son of Rear-Admiral T. P. H. Beamish, CB, DL. He was educated at Stowe School and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. In 1937 Lord Chelwood became 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, and served in Palestine (1938-39). During the Second World War (1939-45) he served in France, Belgium (1940), Malaya (1942), India and Burma (1942-43), North Africa and Italy (1943-44). In 1940 he was awarded the Military Cross. He served as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Lewes Division of East Sussex, from 1945 to February 1974. He was an Opposition defence spokesman, 1965-67 and a member of the Monnet Action Committee for United States of Europe, 1971-76. He was knighted in 1961 and made a life peer (Lord Chelwood of Lewes) in 1974. He died in 1989.
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