Born 28 February 1881 in Hythe, Kent. Son of Henry John and Hannah Phoebe Ovenden; husband of Florence Mable (nee Jones) Ovenden, of 96 Monthermer Rd, Cathays, Cardiff. Married 25 December 1905 in Roath, Cardiff. Carpenter by trade. Attested 10 September 1915 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; passed fit 7 September 1915. Height 5 feet 11¼ inches, chest 35 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair, religious denomination Church of England. In 1905 he was a Carpenter living at Pen-y-Wain Road, Cardiff. In 1901, lived in Castle Street, Cardiff. In 1891, lived in Miskin Street, Cardiff. At the time of his death his home was in Monthermer Road, Cathays, Cardiff.