Born in 1892 in Hertford son of Mrs. Martha Elizabeth (nee Parsons) Bailey later living in 29 Benskin Road, Watford, Herts.
His parents married 3 August 1891 at St Matthew’s, Oxhey, Herts. Thomas died 1940 in Watford aged 76, and was buried 17 October in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Martha died 1951 in Watford aged 79, and was buried 29 March, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Alfred was born 29 November 1894 in Bushey, Herts, and baptised 11 January 1895 at St James’, Bushey. He attended Watford Fields School; then Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 27 November 1906 to 30 November 1908.
On the 1901 Census, aged 6 he lived in Bushey, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, aged 16 he lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings.