Blackmore Area Local History

First World War Commemoration:
Herbert Game

Died in the First World War.
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War Memorial
Plaque at
St Martin's
Church,
Chelsfield,
Kent

Herbert Game

War Memorial: Place and inscription
St Martin
’s Chelsfield, Kent.

Rank:
Sergeant

Regiment:
Essex
Regiment. 11th Battalion.  Service No. 16778  [CWGC]

Service Details:
Born Cockfield,
Suffolk.  Lived, Brentwood.  Enlisted, Warley.  Acting Sergeant at time of death [source: Essex Regiment Museum database].

Personal and family information:
Son of Robert and Sarah Ann Game; husband of Alice Louisa Clark (formerly Game), of
Melrose, Chelsfield Lane, Green Street Green, Farnborough, Kent. [CWGC]

Uncle of Herbert Charles Game, who also died in the Battle of the Somme but is commemorated on the War Memorial at Blackmore.

Herbert Game married Alice Louisa Symons, aged 25, the daughter of Henry Herbert Symons, a Coast Guard Officer from
Falmouth, at Blackmore, on 6th October 1909He was 29.  [ERO D/P 266/1/12]. Their son Albert Edward Game was baptised at Blackmore on 11th September 1910. [ERO D/P 266/1/17].

"In 1913 he was living in Green Lane Cottages,
Ongar Road, Brentwood, the birthplace of my Father". [Colin Game, descendant].

“I do not believe he ever actually lived in
Farnborough, Kent.  Herbert's wife certainly did live there from about 1915 when she moved from Essex. I think she moved there (at about or after Herbert enlisted) to be with her parents being pregnant at the time with Herbert's last child. Her father was in the Navy and moved around coastguard stations”. [Colin Game, descendant]

Date of Death: 
15th October 1916

Age:
38

Where died:
Killed in action in
France [source: Essex Regiment Museum database].

Place of Burial or Commemoration:
Thiepval Memorial.  Pier and Face 10 D. [CWGC]

List of Sources: 
Commonwealth War Graves Commission,
Essex Regiment Museum, Essex Record Office, Colin Game a descendant of the person commemorated.


Herbert Game
With grateful
acknowledgement
to Colin Game
for the
photographs

Thiepval Memorial
where Herbert Game is remembered alongside another 73000



Great War Gallery
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Herbert Games
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Last Updated: 16 October 2010