1898 Aug 24. Born Edmonton, Middlesex, England
1901 census at Lambeth, London
1910 to 1914 A Student at Dulwich College
1911 census , I cannot find him
1915 Nov 3. The undermentioned tempy. Prob. Flight Sub-Lieuts. confirmed in rank - temp Sub Lt, Bernard W Hemsley
1917 Jun 29 . Flight Sub-Lieuts. to Flight Lieuts.— Bernard W Hemsley
RNAS Service Record
RAF Service Record
1919 Jan 6. Gets his Aviators Certificate
1920 Aug 10. Joined ADRIC with service no 176. Posted to ? Coy.
1920 Oct 30. resigned at own request.
1921 May 12 Rejoined ADRIC with service no. 1962 Posted to O Coy
1921. Jul 9 Posted to Depot Coy
1921 Sep 23. Struck off ADRIC roll on transfer to Transport Dept of RIC
1922 Feb 1. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC. He appears to have re-joined from RIC Gormanstown and been discharged the same day.
1922 Sep In the RUC
1925 Jan 27. Flying Officer B. W. Hemsley is granted a permanent commn, in rank stated ;
1925 May 25. The undermentioned are transferred to the Stores Branch on probation in the ranks stated, with effect from, and with seniority of, Pilot Officers. Bernard William HEMSLEY
1926 Jan 27. STORES BRANCH. Flying Officer Bernard William HEMSLEY is granted a permanent commission in the rank stated.
1926 Apr/Jun Marriage to Phyllis Evelyn Wingfield
1926 Dec 11. Flying Officers: . B. W. Hemsley, to No. 1 Wing H.Q., India, instead of to No. 5 Sqdn., as previously notified
1932 Feb 2. Flying Officers to be Flight Lieutenants. Bernard William HEMSLEY.
1932 Jun 3. MBE (Military) gazetted
1935. Divorce Court File: 6638. Appellant: Bernard William Hemsley. Respondent: Phyllis Evelyn Hemsley. Co-respondent: Basil Pritchard. Type: Husband's petition for divorce
1937 Dec 1. EQUIPMENT BRANCH. The undermentioned Flight Lieutenants are promoted to the rank of Squadron Leader. Bernard William HEMSLEY, M.B.E.
1940 Jan 2. Squadron Leaders to be Wing Commanders. Bernard William HEMSLEY, M.B.E. (21043).
1940 Jan 29. Department of the Air Member for Supply and Organisation — Directorate of Repair and Servicing — Assistant Directorate of Repair and Servicing - Assistant Director Wing Commander B. W. Hemsley, M.B.E. .
1945 Mar 7. Retirement. Wg. Cdr. B. W. HEMSLEY, M.B.E. (21043) (on account of medical unfitness for Air Force service) retaining the rank of Gp. Capt.
1948 Oct/Dec Married in London to Rosemary Rothwell Maddox
1949 May 6. Leaves UK for South Africa. Group Captain, retired.
1951 Apr 7. Departs UK for Mombassa. with his wife Rosemary Rothwell Helmsley and 2 daughters (aged 8 and 2)
1956 Oct 12. Arrives in UK from Mombassa with wife Rosemary He is a Civil Servant.
1957 Mar 29. The War Office, The QUEEN has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be mentioned in recognition of distinguished services in Kenya during the period from 22nd April, 1954 to 21st October. 1955:-— B. W. HEMSLEY, O.B.E., Assistant Commissioner of Prisons in Kenya.