1885 Apr/Jun Born Lewisham, London
1891 census at 23, Canning Road, Croydon
1901 census at 23 Canning Rd, Croydon
1911 census a visitor at The Court, Sanderstead. He is a Factory Superintendent
1912 Left UK for Canada
1915 Mar 10. The undermentioned to be. temporary Second Lieutenants. Reginald Bernard Bettson.
1917 Jul 1 . E. Surr. R. The undermentioned temp. 2nd Lts. (attd.) to be temp. Lts. (attd.) : R. B. Bettson.
1920 Apr 1 - Dec 5. Employed on Graves Registration Directorate. Lt R B Bettson
1920 Dec 9. E. Surrey R. Temp. Lt. R. B. Bettson relinquishes his commission on completion of service, and retains the rank of Lt.
1921 Feb 22. Joined ADRIC with service no 1757 . Posted to P Coy
1921 Mar 9. A/CQM
1921 May 6. 2nd in Command of P Coy
1921 Dec 9. Promoted command of P Coy. For some reason he is only given the rank of 2DI whilst employed as Coy Commander of P Coy. In fact a later DRO corrected this to make him 1st DI from the date of assumption of command
1922 Jan 30. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC
1924 Jul 7 Arrives in UK from Canada. A Merchant of 42 Adiscombe Av, Adiscome, Surrey
1933 He married in Thakeham RD, Sussex to Phyllis Langford Shirreff
1939 Sep 1. The undermentioned, from Army Officers Emergency Reserve, to be 2nd Lts. Lt. Reginald Bernard BETTSON (98676).
1939 Sep 2. Lt. Reginald Bernard BETTSON (98676), late E. Surrey R., to be Lt.
1952 Feb 5. Died Gloucs. Bettson R B Maj Obituary of Maj R B Bettson of The East Surrey Regiment. JESR May 1952 p 59
Bettson Reginald Bernard of Kingswood House Wotton-under-Edge Gloucestershire died 5 Feb 1952 at Snowdon Road Hospital Bristol Administration (with Will) London 12 May to Phyllis Langford Bettson widow Effects £534 6s 11d