Cecil is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.
Born: 14th July 1909, Ipswich.
Died: 27th May 1944; age: 34.
Occupation: Prison Officer.
Rank: Guardsman; Service Number: 2732807.
Regiment: Welsh Guards, 3rd Battalion, Foot Guards.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William & Sarah Groom; husband of Nellie Groom, of Holbrook, Suffolk.
1911 110, Foster Hill Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire.
Cecil was a year old and living with his parents & siblings.
William Groom, 36, a Superintendent of Wesleyan & General Assurance Society in Bedford, born Needham market, Suffolk.
Sarah Jane Groom (nee Turner), 42, born Buxhall, Suffolk.
Emma Louisa Margaret Groom, 12, born Needham Market.
Ernest Spencer Charles Groom, 11, born Needham Market.
Walter George Edward Groom, 10, born Needham Market.
Jack William Robert Groom, 8, born Needham Market.
In 1935, Bedford, Bedfordshire, Cecil married Nellie Ashpole, born October 1908, Wootton, Bedfordshire.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939.
Cecil was a Prison Officer. He was living with his wife Nellie at their family home – 41, Dalebury Road, Wandsworth, London.
Nellie Groom, a Packing – Electric Lamp Store.
Probate to Nellie Groom – widow, of Alton Hall, Holbrook, Suffolk.