G. C. Toze
Service no. 9451
Serjeant, King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), 1st Battalion
Born in Kennington
Died on 24 May 1915, aged 27
CWGC: “Son of John and Nellie Toze, of 11 Stockwell Green, Stockwell, London.”
Remembered at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ypres, Belgium
Information from the 1911 census
In 1911 George Charles Toze, aged 21, was registered as a Lance Corporal in the King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), at the Clarence Barracks, at Spithead Forts, Portsmouth, Hampshire. He was born in Kennington. He was born in Kennington and baptised at St Peter’s, Vauxhall on 5 February 1890, the son of John Toze, a harness maker, and Ellen (known as Nellie) (née Fisher), from Bampton, Devon. The family lived at 236 Upper Kennington Lane.
Meanwhile, at 11 Stockwell Green, his widowed mother (John Toze died in 1907), Nellie Toze, 43, a housekeeper from Bampton, Devon, shared her two-roomed home with two sons, Cyril Stanley Toze, 19, an unemployed labourer, and Frank Albert Edgar Toze, 16, an errand boy, and a boarder: Arthur Miles, 43, a married brewer’s labourer from Watford. Hertfordshire. Nellie had had 10 children; only four survived. George’s father John Toze is on the 1901 census.