Hubert William Field was born in Kings Walden, Hertfordshire
on 17th June 1897 the son of William Field (B 1867 in Kings Walden) a
Farm Bailiff and Emma Field, (nee Hill) (B 1863 in Kings Walden). The seventh
of eight children.
1901 Census records Hubert aged 4, living with his parents,
brothers Percy 18, Sidney 14, Alec 11, Hugh 6 Reginald 1, sisters Letitia 9,
and Dorothy 7, at Wandon Green, Kings Walden, Herts.
Hubert attended Breachwood Green National School from
January 1902, leaving in June 1911 when he reached the school leaving age of
1911 Census records Hubert
aged 13, at school, living with his parents, brothers Percy 28, Sidney 23, Alec
21, Hugh 16, Reginal 11, sisters Letitia 19 and Dorathy 17, at Wandon Green
Farm, Nr Luton, Beds.