Born on 11 Jul 1887 in Thursley, Godalming, Surrey eldest son of Charles Benjamin and Emily (Bard) Lutyens and baptised on 4 Sep 1887 in Thursley. Educated at King’s College School, Cambridge and Bedford School. He was living in The Grove, Great Amwell, Herts. in 1911 and was already a regular soldier. He was unmarried.