1897 May 29. Born Belfast
1901 census at 108 Cromac Street , Belfast
1911 census at 114 in Ormeau Road, Belfast (same on MIC)
1912 Sep 28. Ulster Covenant signed by: Self, Mother and one sister. The Ulster Covenant was signed by just under half a million men and women from Ulster, in protest against the Third Home Rule Bill
1915 Oct 2. Landed in France
1917 Nov 27 The undermentioned cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. Commissioned. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).William Edward Crossey.
1919 May 28. The undermentioned temp. 2nd Lts. to be temp. Lt.: — W. E. Crossey
1919 May 31. Temp. Lt. W. E. Crossey relinquishes his commission on completion of service, and retains the rank of Lt.
1920 Sep 22. Joined ADRIC with service no 616. Posted L Coy
1920 Dec 17 Promoted Section Leader .
1920 Dec 20 Promoted Platoon Commander
1921 Jan 29 . Promoted 2nd in Command L Coy
1921 Apr 1. He becomes Company Commander of L Coy at Millstreet
1921 Jun 16. Injured in Rathcoole Ambush when he was the commander of the 4 tenders that were ambushed, resulting in the deaths of 2 Cadets. Admitted Cork Military Hospital. He is awarded the Constabulary Medal
1921 Aug 20 to 4 Sep on Leave
1922 Feb 4. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC
1922 Named co-respondent in a divorce. Divorce Court File: 8787. Appellant: Leslie Arthur Keeble. Respondent: Helen Keeble. Co-respondent: William Edward Crossey. Type: Husband's petition for divorce
1923 Jul/Sep He married Helen Keeble (nee Levie) at Preston
1924 Sept. Arrives in Canada from UK on SS Coronia. He is an "estate agent" . He travels with 4 year old son Derrick. His wife Helen will follow later and his intention is to settle permanently. His wife arrives in Oct with 3 month old child Richard. She crosses back and forth from Canada to UK on a number of occasions, but I can only find him the once.
He worked as manager of Verdun Branch of Metro Life Insurance
1942 Apr 3. Dies in Montreal, Canada