Thank you to Jim Edwards for this research.
George William Jerome was born in Dorking on 8th Dec 1895 and baptised at St Martin’s 8th January 1896. He attended Dorking High Scholl from 1905 to 1910. He joined the Royal West Surreys (241970) in May 1916 when service had become compulsory and went to France in September 1917, in the 10th Battalion. In November he went to Italy, returning to France only a short time before he was mortally wounded by a machine gun bullet on 24th March 1918. He is commemorated on the Arras memorial. He was the eldest son and lived at the shop at 1 South Street in 1901 and 1911, with his parents William, a hairdresser, and Georgina Elizabeth.
Lived Plumstead, Kent
School Dorking High School (Ashcombe)
Son of William and Georgina Elizabeth Jerome of 1 South Street
Enlisted Woolwich, London
Regiment 10th Battalion, The Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment
Date of Death 24th March 1918
Place of Death France
Cause of Death Killed in Action
Memorial Arras Memorial, France