Tom was born just outside of Dublin to two successful doctors. He grew up and was almost exclusively raised by his Grandfather since his parents were always busy, and grew very close with him. His grandfather would tell him stories of how their family helped liberate Ireland from English rule, and were well respected members of Irish society. Growing up, Tom had a pretty average childhood, making friends that he'd have throughout high school and dating a few different girls. When he went to university for history however, he met the love of his life, a Chernarussian girl named Anna. Falling in love over the course of their college career, Anna moved in with Tom after college as they both got jobs in Dublin. Since they were both history majors however, getting a well paying job was hard, and eventually they both agreed to stay with Anna's parents in Shakovka and work at her parent's supermarket. After a few months Tom began to love the country, as he always loved the outdoors and the rolling hills and dense forests fascinated him.
When everything started, Tom and Anna tried to hold up in their town with the few others that decided to stay behind. After a few months they had to go out for supplies. While going through Stary Sober looking for food Anna was dragged away by a group of armed men in a truck, and when Tom got back to Shakovka the city was ransacked. He's on his own now and just trying to keep himself alive.