Herbert Graves was born in Kinpton, Hertfordshire, in 1891,
the son of William Graves (B 1854 in King's Walden, Herts) a Gardener and Agnes
(nee Hammett) Graves (B 1857 in King's Walden, Herts).
1891 Census records Herbert aged 1 month, living at Lawrence
End Lodge, Vicarage Hill, Kinpton, Herts, with his parents, sisters Ethel 9,
Eva Agnes 5, brothers William F. 8 and Ernest 3.
In 1895 his mother Agnes died.
1901 Census records Herbert aged 10, living with his widower
father, brothers William F. 18, Ernest 13 and sister Eva Agnes 15, at The
Lodge, Kimpton, Herts.
By 1911 the family had
moved to Breachwood Green, Herts. Herbert now aged 20, was working as a Grocers
Assistant, living with his widower father and sister Eva Agnes. His father’s
sister Lucy Graves was also living with the family.