Born in Barkway, Herts. in 1891 son of Thomas and Emily Louisa (Coxall) Scripps, of Church Lane, Barkway, Royston. Baptised on 13 Sep 1891 in Barkway. Living with his parents in Barkway as a farm labourer in 1911. He married Edith Emily Martin of Anstey, Herts. and lived in Biggin, Herts. in 1915.
Enlisted in Anstey, Herts.