William Ernest Brisley, R West Kent & Tank Corps

1890 Mar 14. born in Sheerness, Kent

1891 census at Minster in Sheppey, Kent

1901 census at 11 Broadway, Sheerness

1911 census at Brunswick House, 204-208, High St, Sheerness (same address as MIC)

1914 Sep 17 Enlisted

1915 Dec 27. The Kent Cyclist Battalion. Corporal William Ernest Brisley, from Royal East Kent (The Duke of Connaught's Own) (Mounted Rifles) Yeomanry,
to be Second Lieutenant.

1917 May 7 Lands in France

1917 Jul 1. Cyclist Bn.— The undermentioned 2nd Lts. to be Lts. W. E. Brisley

1918 Jan 28. Tank Corps . The undermentioned Lts. to be Lts., retaining present seniority: — W. E. Brisley (Kent Cyc. Bn., T.F.).

1919 Feb 11. Tank Corps. (Equipt. Branch) Lt. W. E. Brisley (Kent Cyc. Bn., T.F.) to be Bn. Equipt. Offr., and to be actg. Capt. while so empld.

1920 Nov 17 Joined ADRIC with Service No 1062. Posted to I Coy. His father was living at Brunswick House, Sheerness, Kent

1921 Sep 1 to 13 Sep on Leave

1921 Sep 9. Re-engaged in ADRIC

1922 Jan 18. Discharged at demobilisation of ADRIC

1926 Sep 23. Married in Paddington Reg Office to Ada Coppen/nee Tansley. He was a Turf Commission Agent (bookie)

1931 Dec 3 . Bankruptcy proceedings . In the Matter of a Bankruptcy Petition filed the 3rd day of December, 1931. To WILLIAM ERNEST BRISLEY, of 81, High Street, Rochester, in the county of Kent, trading there as " JANIK," and lately carrying on business at Rainham, in the said county, as WENDY, Costumier. Take notice that a bankruptcy petition has been presented against you to this Court by Copestake Crampton & Co. Limited.of 5, Bow Churchyard, in the city of London, Warehousemen, and the Court has ordered that the sending of a sealed copy of the petition, together with a sealed copy of the order for substituted, service, by registered post addressed to you at 52, Mount Pleasant Road, Lewisham, in the county of London, and the publication of this notice in the London Gazette and in the " Lewisham Borough News " 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 1st day of February, 1932, at 11 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.

1932 Feb 20. Bankruptcy receiving order

1939 Register His wife Ada Rose is at 27 St Marys Road , Faversham M.B., Kent. He is not there

1942 Apr 3. A payment of 4d in the £ was made to discharge the bankruptcy.