Blackmore Area Local History

First World War Commemoration:
Herbert Charles Game

Died in the First World War.
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Herbert Charles Game

War Memorial: Place and inscription
Blackmore War Memorial: Pte. H. Game E. Surrey
Church Window: Herbert C Game

Ongar & District
War Memorial Hospital
Roll of Honour (Blackmore) as H C Game [ERO A10815]


East Surrey Regiment. 9th Battalion. Service No. 1040.  [CWGC]

Service Details:
Medal rolls: E Surrey R Pte 1040 K in A
Victory/British E 263 B p. 145
15 star E/1/4 B1 p. 5
First served [1]
France 25/8/1915.  No contact address.

Personal and family information:
Charles, the father of Herbert Charles, was born Q3 1868 Cockfield [FreeBMD], and was living there in 1881 [census].  He married Martha Kate Campen Q1 1890 in Cosford RD, which includes Cockfield [FreeBMD].  Martha’s birth was also registered Q3 1871 Cosford.

The 1911 Census records:
Charles Games. Head. Married. [Age] 43. “Farm Labrour”. [Born]
Suffolk Capfield.
Martha Kate Games. Wife. Married 21 [years]. [Age] 41. [Born]
Suffolk. Capfield
Herbert Charles Games. Son. Single. [Age] 19.  Cow Boy.  [Born]
Suffolk. Capfield
Robert Henry Games. Son. Single. [Age] 17.  Cow Boy.  [Born]
Suffolk. Capfield
Jane May Games.  Daughter.  [Age] 12. School. [Born]
Suffolk Capfield
Alfred Thomas Games.  Son. [Age] 8.  School.  [Born] Blackmore Essex
Ross Cocksedge. Nephew. Single.  [Age] 22.  Horseman.  [Born]
Suffolk Shimpling
For Capfield read Cockfield, near Lavenham.

The 1910 Electoral Roll for Blackmore has Charles Games as a voter living at Swallows Cross.

Colin Game (a descendant) says that Jane May Games should read Iona May Game.

Herbert Game is a name occurring more than once. Another, Herbert Game (H C Game’s uncle), fell in the Essex Regiment. He was born Cockfield, in
Suffolk; lived at Brentwood; and, enlisted at Warley. A/Sgt Game was killed in action in France, aged 38, on 15th October 1916.  He was the son of Robert and Sarah Ann Game and husband of Alice Louisa Game of Farnborough in Kent [source: Essex Regiment Museum database].

Date of Death:
16th August 1916


Where died:
Killed in action at the
Battle of the Somme [CWGC]

Place of Burial or Commemoration:
Thiepval Memorial.  Pier and Face 6B. [CWGC]

List of Sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), Essex Regiment Museum, Free BMD, Colin Game a descendant of the person commemorated.

War Memorial

Church Window

Thiepval Memorial
where Herbert C Game is remembered alongside another 73000

Great War Gallery
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the two
Herbert Games
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Blackmore families

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Last Updated: 10 October 2010