Born in 1892 in 6 Gough St, St Pancras, London son of George and Amy Jane Piggott. In 1901 George (listed as Edward) was living at Hadham Cross with his widowed father. After his mother died and his father remarried Kate Snow in 1905, later of 8 Firtree Cottages, Snakes Lane, Woodford Green, Essex. They were still in Much Hadham in 1911. He was a bricklayer’s labourer.