William Iron was born in Sturmer, Essex, on 16th March 1865, the eldest son of William Iron and Harriet Nunn. In the 1881 Census he is listed as living with his parents at Wratting Road, Haverhill, Suffolk. His occupation is given as 'apprentice watch and clock maker'. He married and is known to have had two children. He died on 9th August 1960 (although another written source suggests 1956, same date).

These notes created on 21st May 2001