Ellis Henman was born in King's Walden, Hertfordshire, in
1885 the son of William Henman (B 1852, in King's Walden, Herts) and Alice (nee
Lawrence) Henman (B 1860 in King's Walden, Herts).
1891 Census records Ellis aged 5, at school and living with
his parents, brothers Albert 9, William 8, Frank 4 and sister Edith 1, in
Breachwood Green, Herts.
He attended Breachwood Green National School.
1901 Census records Ellis aged 15, working as a General Labourer on Farm, living with his
parents, brothers Albert 19, William 18, Frank 14, Walter 5, sisters Edith 11
and Emma 8, in Breachwood Green, Herts.
1911 Census records Ellis aged 25, is still living at home
with his parents, brothers Walter 15, James 6 and sister Helen 9, in Breachwood
Green, Herts. He is working as a Contractors Labourer.
Ellis Henman married Clara Wiles, of Cobden Street, Luton, Beds,
the daughter of Arthur Wiles. On 17th May 1916, in Luton, Beds.
He had worked for Builder
Mr A. W. Butt, of Cromwell Road, Luton, Beds, prior to enlisting.