1886 Mar 30.Born Surrey
1891 census at 92, Kings Road, Kingston
1901 census at 96, Durlston Road, Kingston Upon Thames
1903 Jul 18. A Clerk, born Surrey leaves UK for Winnipeg, Canada
1911 census He i a Stock Jobber living at Griffin Hotel, Kingston upon Thames
1911 Apr/Jun he marries Elsie C Whitewood in Surrey
1911 census Philip Bessell and his wife Elsie Clara Bessell are at Griffen Hotel, Kingston upon Thames. He is a Stock Jobber.She is 3 years younger
1911 Nov 3. He and his wife leave UK for Boston
1912 Jan 4. In the High Court of Justice.—In Bankruptcy. In the Matter of a Bankruptcy Petition, filed the 25th day of November, 1911. To PHILIP BESSELL, a Member of the Stock Exchange, in the city of London, lately residing at 33, Grange Road, Kingston, in the county of Surrey. Take notice, that a Bankruptcy Petition has been presented against you to this Court by P. Saunders, a firm, of 11, Savile-row, in the city of Westminster, and the Court has ordered that the publication of this notice in the London Gazette and in the Daily Telegraph newspaper shall be deemed to be service of the petition upon you; and further take notice, that the said petition will be heard at this Court, on the 16th day of January, 1912, at 11.30 o'clock in the forenoon, on which day you are required to appear, and if you do not appear the Court may make a receiving order against you in your absence. The petition can be inspected by you on application at this Court.—Dated 4th day of January, 1912.
1912 Jan 23. He officially ceased to be a member of the Stock Exchange.Reported in Times
1914 Jul 10. Philip Bessell and his wife Elsie arrive in UK. They have been living in USA
1915 Apr 28 Landed in Egypt
1916 Sgt. Major Philip Bessel bound over for being drunk and disorderly in Kingston on Thames. He was bound over for 3 months and was on lleave from Imperial Camel Corps in Sinai
1917 Jun 27 Commissioned. The undermentioned cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. (attd.). R. W. Surr. R.— Philip Bessell.
1918 Jul 31. R.W. Surr. R. Temp. 2nd Lt. P. Bessell, from M.G.C. (Inf.), to be temp. 2nd Lt. 31 July 1918 with seniority 27 June 1917.
1918 Dec 27 . R.W. Surr. R. Temp. 2nd Lt. P. Bessell to be temp. Lt.
1920 Sep 28 . Joined ADRIC with service no 645
1920 Oct 27 resigned at his own request from ADRIC
1921 Sep 1. The undermentioned relinquish their commissions on completion of service: The Queen's R. Temp. Lts., and retain the rank of Lt.: — P. Bessell.
1924 Jul/Sep He marries in Kingston, Surrey to Elizabeth A Lewis.
1939 Register at 30 Norbiton Avenue , Kingston-upon-Thames. Living with wife Elizabeth A Bessell, and he is a Furniture Removal Foreman
1953 Died London age 66