Full name Charles Edward Gomm, born in Wheatley in 1897, son of John Gomm, who gave his occupation in 1901 as a bricklayer's labourer and in 1911 as shepherd; and Priscilla nee Sherwood. Both parents were also born in Wheatley, in 1860 and 1871 respectively. The family lived on Crown Road in 1901 & 1911. Charles' Army Service Records also gave Chequers Cottage at the bottom of Friday Lane as his address in 1917 and Farm Close Lane in 1919. He attended the Congregational Chapel Sunday School in 1902. A sister, Mary Ann Gomm, married Albert Edward/Edwin Hilsdon. In 1911 when he was 14, Charles was a newsagent's errand boy. He joined the Army in 1917 and left in 1919, his occupation
being stated as Stoker. He married Violet M. Lively of Shabbington in Thame in 1927. He died in Aylesbury in 1976.
Prior to the war, he was living at 8 Crown Road with Richard and Thomas Price, possibly relatives.