Born in 1885. Baptised on 1 November 1885 in Weston. Son of William and Susan Swain of Dane End, Weston. Married Annie Hemmings in 1911. They had three children and later lived at 33 Letchmore Road, Stevenage. 1911 Census; living with family at Dane End, Weston and working as Farm Labourer.