Game, Benjamin

Game, Benjamin


Military History:


Regiment:                         Labour Corps
(previously (The Queen’s) Royal West Surrey                                              Regiment)

Rank:                                     Private

Service Number:                   55930 (previously 17998)

Date of Enlisting:                  13.7.1916

Date of death:                       3.1955

Cemetery/ Memorial:           Not known

UK Cemetery/Memorial:      St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour


Benjamin enlisted on 13th July 1916.  He served with (The Queen’s) Royal West Surrey Regiment, Regimental Number 17998, and saw active service on the Western Front, France and Flanders.  It appears he was injured because he transferred to the Labour Corps, Agricultural Company, Regimental Number 55930. Agricultural companies were not so much recruited as formed from soldiers no longer fit enough for front line combat duties.

Benjamin was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:                5.1876

Birth Place:                   Aspenden, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                      2nd quarter 1906


Benjamin was the son of George and Emma (nee Hicks) Game, born in Aspenden, near Buntingford, Hertfordshire in May 1876. Benjamin was a farm labourer before enlisting.

Benjamin married Rosa Lilly Dellar in Ashwell in the 2nd quarter 1906. They had five children, Alec John born in 1906, Daisy Violet born in 1909, Benjamin James born 1911, Lilian Mary born 1913 and Edith Emma born 1920.

Benjamin died at Ashwell in March 1955.



Name:Benjamin Game
Birth Place:Aspenden, Hertfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:3.1955
Enlistment Place:Not known
Regiment:Labour Corps
(previously (The Queen’s) Royal West Surrey)
Battalion:Not known
Regimental Number:55930 (previously 17998)
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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