Reginald Bernard Bettson, East Surrey

No MIC  

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