Private George William Jerome

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.

Born                            Dorking
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
Number                       T/241970

Date of Death              24th March 1918
Place of Death             France
Cause of Death           Killed in Action

Age                              23

Memorial                     Arras Memorial, France

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