Walter Henman was born in King's Walden, Herts, on 24th
April 1895 the son of William Henman (B 1852 in Kings Walden, Herts) and Alice
(nee Lawrence) Henman (B 1860 in King's Walden, Herts).
Baptised in St Mary’s Church, King's Walden, Herts, on 9th
Walter attended Breachwood Green National School from May
1899 to June 1908.
1901 Census records Walter aged 5, living with his parents,
brothers Albert 19, William18, Ellis 15, Frank 14, sisters Edith 11 and Emma 8,
in Breachwood Green, Herts.
By 1911 now aged 15, Walter
had left school and was working as a Farm Labourer, living with his parents,
brothers Ellis 25, James 6 and sister Helen 9, in Breachwood Green, Herts.
He worked at Winch Hill Farm, near Luton, prior to enlisting.