Hugh Broughton was born in 1899 in Bushey, Herts, the son of Hugh Bertram Broughton the Manager of a coal merchants and Sarah Kate Broughton (nee Potts).
Hugh was Baptised on 1st June 1899 in the Parish of Bushey, Herts.
1901 Census records Hugh aged 1 living with his parents, at 48, Villiers Road, New Bushey, Herts, also living with the family are his aunt and Uncle, Laura & Alfred Broughton. Alfred is recorded as a Sapper in the Royal Engineers.
His father died in August 1902, aged 32. At the time, the family were still living at 48, Villiers Road, New Bushey. His mother Sarah later moved to 5 Villiers Road.
1911 Census record Hugh aged 11, as a boarder at a Boarding School in Watford, Herts.