Frederick William Game

Name

Frederick William Game

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

15/07/1916
19

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
17050
Bedfordshire Regiment
6th Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Pier/Face 2C.
France

UK Memorials

Stevenage Old Town Memorial
St Nicholas' Church Memorial, Stevenage Old Town
Holy Trinity Church Memorial Roll of Honour, Stevenage Old Town

Pre War

Frederick was the son of Jesse & Gertrude Game of “Hillcot”, Letchmore Road, Stevenage. Before the war he was employed at W.H.Smith & Son, the newsagent.

Wartime Service

He was posted to France on the 30th July 1915 and was killed when his battalion attacked Pozieres during the Somme offensive. The attack was headed by the 8th East Lancashire Regiment and supported by the both the 6th Bedfordshire's and the 11th Warwickshire Regiment. Initially, the advance went unopposed but as the two forward battalions went over the crest of a location named the Chalk Pitt they were held up by heavy and accurate machine gun fire. The Bedford’s were forced to dig in about 100 yards from Liniere. Later, it was found that their attack had failed and they had suffered some 244 casualties with 3 Officers and 32 Other Ranks killed and a further 25 Other Ranks Missing, including Frederick Game. He has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Additional Information

www.stevenageatwar.com

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson