Alfred William and Emily Evans was born in Holborn, London / Middlesex on 8th January 1883, the son of Alfred William Evans, a House Painter and Emily Eliza Evans (nee Wingate) one of three children who grew up in London.
He was Baptised Alfred William Richard Evans on 6th March 1887 at Christ Church, Holborn Square, London, with his sister Edith Maud.
1891 Census records Alfred aged 8, at school, living with his parents and younger sister Edith Maud 4, in Handel Street, St George Bloomsbury, London, Middlesex.
By 1901 Alfred had left school and was working as a Wine Merchant’s Porter, living at home with his parents, and sisters Maud 14 & Alice 8, at 59 Compton Street, St Pancras, London / Middlesex.
His Service record indicates he served with the 7th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade around 1906.
On 29 September 1907 Alfred married Gertrude Annie Pengilly of St Pancras, London the daughter of Robert and Annie Pengilly, at St David’s Church, Barnsbury, Islington, London. They had three children, Rosina born in 1910, Alfred born in 1911 and Albert born in 1914.
In 1911 Alfred and Gertrude were living with their first child at 6 Woburn Mews, Woburn Place, Russell Square, London, and Alfred was employed as a greengrocer’s car man.
It is not known when Alfred and the family moved to the Watford area.