William was born in Old Hall Green. In 1901 he was living in 6 St Michael’s Terrace, Chislehurst. His mother had re-married and was named Mrs Masclow (poss Maxlow) later of White Horse Hill, Chislehurst, Kent. He married Frances Clara Wright of Woodfields, Stansted, Essex on 29 Aug 1903 in Bishop’s Stortford and they were living in High Street, Much Hadham in 1911 and had two children. Enlisted at Much Hadham.