Arthur Brown was born in 1892 in Wigginton, Herts, son of Charles Blake Brown, a Brickmaker (B 1864 in Northchurch, Herts) and Christiana Comfort Brown, (nee Crocket) (B 1862 in Tring, Herts). He was one of seven children.
1901 Census records Arthur aged 8, at school, living with his parents, brothers Thomas 16, William 13, Sidney 10, sisters Florence 12, Lilly 5 and Cecily 3, at Kiln Cottages, Wigginton, Herts.
By 1911 Arthur had left home and was working in Amersham, Bucks, as a Motor Driver and lodging with Hannah Minney of Woodside Lane, Amersham, Bucks.
Arthur married Sarah Wright in 1915, the marriage was registered in Berkhampstead, Herts.