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A/Sgt. Herbert Game British Army 11th Service Battalion Essex Regiment

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A/Sgt. Herbert Game

British Army 11th Service Battalion Essex Regiment

from:Ongar Road, Brentwood

(d.15th Oct 1916)

The son of Robert Game and Sarah Ann Willingham, Herbert Game was born on 26th Oct 1878 in Cockfield, Suffolk. He was part of a large family with many siblings. By the outbreak of the war he had married Alice Symons, the daughter of a coastguard officer, in Blackmore, Essex and had 3 children. In 1911 he and his family were living in Ongar Road, Brentwood. Although the exact date is not known, he volunteered to serve in the army as one of Kitchener’s K3 tranche of volunteers and served in the 11th Service Battalion Essex Regiment. He was killed on 15th October 1916 during the Battle of the Somme; at the time of his death he was an acting sergeant. His body was never found and his death is therefore commemorated on the Thiepval memorial.

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