ALBERT DANIEL GAME

 

 

 

Born: 1893, Windsor, Berkshire.

Died: on or since: 18th August 1916; age 23; KiA.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 200910

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

Formerly 3273, Suffolk Regiment.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference:

IX.J.10.

Caterpillar Valley Cemetery,

Longueval,

Somme,

France.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   George Street, Chattisham, Suffolk.

 

Albert was 8 years old and living with his mother & siblings.

Mary Annie Game (nee Chapman), 29, born Biddenham, Kent.

James Ernest Game, 7, born Norwich, Norfolk.

Charles Arthur Game, 5, born Chattisham, Suffolk.

Esther Elizabeth Game, 4, born Chattisham.

Herbert Thomas Game, 3, born Chattisham.

Eva Mary Game, 2, born Chattisham.

 

Albert’s father was James Isaac Game, born Clerkenwell, London. A Soldier in the Army and a Clock & Watch Maker.

Suffolk Regiment records show:

4th Btn. On the 18th, not long before zero hour, captain H.F. Ling was wounded, and still later, Lieut. R.D. Hume, M.C., entailing important changes in command at the last moment. Captain Ling remained in the trenches until the attack was over. Neither of the battalions on the right and left was able to make much progress. The 4th Battalion, in the centre, pushed forward. For a time two of our companies occupied Wood Lane trench, but being unsupported, and 2nd Lieut. Bedwell (the only officer to reach the trench) having been killed, it was impossible to hold on. However, considering that the battalion has attacked after four days in the front line, it was justly pleased with its work. A rough night followed, during which the battalion was relieved. Early next morning they moved to Fricourt Wood, and at sundown proceeded to a camp north-east of Meaulte, near Albert Road. The casualties on August 18th were as follows – Killed: 2nd Lieuts. V.L.S. Bedwell, H.C. Pawsey, and E. Norton, and 33 other ranks. Wounded: Captain H.F.Ling; 2nd Lieut. N.E. Suttle, and 108 other ranks. Missing: 50 other ranks. Total, 196. The 2nd battalion were seeing action at Cochrane Alley.

The History of the Suffolk Regiment 1914 – 1927 by Lieut.-Colonel C.C.R. Murphy (late the Suffolk Regiment)

Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment battalion movements

Suffolk regiment website

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