Born 12 Jun 1887 in the Vicarage, Bayford, Herts. son of Robert Wellington Vidal, Vicar of St Mary’s Church, Bayford and Caroline Elizabeth (Andrewes) Vidal. He was baptised on 21 Jun 1887 in St Mary’s Church, Bayford. Educated at Malvern College and Brasenose College, Oxford. In 1911 he was a school master at St Peter’s School, Radley, Berks. Lived at Windrush, Foxcombe Hill, Berks.