Reginald Frank Chatfield, born in Tottenham, Middlesex in1896, son of Arthur Frank Chatfield a Baker and Mary Clara Chatfield (nee Holman). He was the youngest of three sons. (Ray, Bernard and Reginald). Both his parents were from Tonbridge in Kent.
1901 Census records Reginald aged 5, living with his parents and brother Bernard 9, at 12, Hartington Road, Tottenham, Middx.
By 1911 the family had moved to 21 Chapman's Yard, Watford. Reginald, aged 15, was working as a printer and brother Bernard 19, was working as a Sawyer in the Building Trade.
His father Arthur died in 1917, aged 56.