Charles à Court Beadon 36
Found in The Times, October 18, 1932
Charles A'Court Beadon, 48, independent, described as an American
citizen, of Piccadilly, W., was remanded in custody, before Mr.
Graham-Campbell at Bow Street Police Court yesterday, charged with
failing to register as an alien.
Chief Inspector Askew, of Scotland Yard, said that in company with
Detective-inspector Chapman he arrested Beadon at noon yesterday at
the offices of the National Development Trust, Limited, Piccadilly.
After referring to a visit there by Detective-inspector Chapman on May
31 last, he showed Beadon a photostat copy of an application for a
British passport, which he admitted was his. He then showed him
photostat copies of an application for an American passport and an
American certificate of naturalization, and asked where his American
passport was. He replied: "I don't know. I haven't the least idea.
I had two or three. I haven't seen them for years". The passport
showed that he came to this country in July, 1931. The officer added
that there were other matters to be inquired into.
Found in the Times, October 25, 1932
Charles A'Court Beadon, 48, independent, of Piccadilly, W., was
committed for trial at Bow Street Police Court yesterday on charges of
failing to register as an alien and making a false statement for the
purpose of obtaining a passport. Bail in £500 was allowed. Mr. S.
Benson, who defended, said that Beadon was born in India of British
parents and subsequently became a naturalized American. His father
was a very well-known man in India and his grandfather was a governor
there. Beadon served in the British Army during the Boer War; and
under the American flag in the Great War and for that reason was made
to adopt American nationality. On the question of bail, Mr. Lawson
Walton, for the Director of Public Prosecutions, mentioned that Beadon
was under sentence of nine years' imprisonment in America. Mr. Benson
said that that sentence was passed for sending certain literature
through the post in America, where that offence was regarded more
seriously than in this country. The sentence was now the subject of
Noted events in his life were:
1. Passenger list: 29 August 1910, SS Aymeric, Hong Kong To Vancouver.