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Charles Frederick Tooms was the son of Frederick and Eliza Tooms. He was born in 1877 in Nottingham and married Mary Alice Tooms, who was born in 1876 in Nottingham. They had three children; Charles, born in 1904, Harry, born in 1907 and Mark, born in 1910. All the children were born in Nottingham. The family lived at 17 Wainwright Street St Ann's Well Road, Nottingham.
Charles Tooms worked as a joiner.
27 Mar 1916
66259 - CWGC Website
7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Tooms volunteered for service, attesting on 16 September 1914 at Nottingham. On 10 November 1914 he was posted to 7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters and following training he arrived in France on 28 February 1915. In early 1916 the battalion was in trenches in the Mont St. Eloi area. He was buried in Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont St Eloi.
According to a descendent, Charles' father came from Ireland and the family's surname may have been previously either Tombs or Toombs. However, it seems that all Frederick's descendents took the name 'Tooms'.
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