Writer and illustrator who created episodes of Rupert Bear, a cartoon strip in the London Daily Express, for thirty years.
He served in the English Army during World War I as a troop transporter.
He was the recipient of the Order of the British Empire honor, which was bestowed upon him by the Queen in 1985.
He was born in Mandalay, Burma.
Bestall's comic was the subject of a documentary called The Rupert Bear Story, directed by Terry Jones.