MB ChB Manch 1927; MRCS LRCP 1927.
Tootill was born in Altrincham, the son of a pharmacist. He was educated at the University of Manchester, receiving his medical degree in 1927. He married Mary Gwyneth Davies (see MMC/2/DaviesMG) with whom he went into practice in Urmston. He was councillor with Urmston District Council between 1934-1948, and was also active in the Territirial Army. He retired to the Lake District.