Born on 14 May 1894 in Ickleford, son of Alfred and Louisa Harradine. Baptised on 17 July 1894 at Ickleford. (mother later lived at of 12 Salisbury Avenue, Stanford le Hope, Essex). 1901 Census was living with family at Charlton, where his father was a carpenter. Lived in Meadow Way, Letchworth.