Older brother of Vice-Admiral Sir Kenneth Dewar. Entered the Royal Navy and retired with the rank of Lieutenant in 1910, had been given the War Service rank of Commander in 1916 and retired for a second time as a Captain shortly after the Armistice. Both were serving in the Admiralty when Lord Beatty (then First Sea Lord) required an opposite view to the Harper Record (see The Jellicoe Papers, Volume 2, and The Beatty Papers, Volume 2). Their Naval Staff Appreciation is biased in favour of Beatty, and was never published, being suppressed by Beatty’s successor, Charles Madden.
His publications include
• The Navy and the Conference (Quarterly Review, 1922).
• Our Navy for a Thousand Years, with Sir S. Eardley-Wilmot (Sampson Low, 1932).
• The Russian War, 1854: Baltic and Black Sea with D. Bonner-Smith (Navy Records Society, 1943).
• The Russian War, 1855: The Black Sea (Navy Records Society, 1945).
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