Alfred Edward was born on 20 October 1903 at Exeter, Devon and travelle d as a youngster with his parents to New Zealand. He married Dorothy E nez Adelaide Rich in the Methodist Church, Newmarket, Auckland on 8 Dec ember 1936. He was a Watchmaker by trade. They had no children. He w orked at Farmers Trading Company, Hobson Street, Auckland and he traine d Dorothy to be a watch-maker as well. They resided at Methuen Rd, Avon dale. He ws a keen photographer and had a movie camera.