Henry Game Papers

Collection Summary

Title: Henry Game Papers
Call Number: MS 2000-07
Size: 0.25 linear feet
Acquisition: Purchased by Martin Bush, Vice-President of Academic Resource Development, Wichita State University.
Processed by: LDS, 5-2000; MN, 10-2008

Literary Rights

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Content Note

The Henry Game Papers consists of his letters home to his wife in England from August 30, 1915 to September 28, 1915. The letters contain references to Zeppelins over London, weather conditions and life in the trenches. The collection also contains a photograph with the notation "Captain Henry Game" on the back.


Henry Game fought in the trenches of France during World War I. Game was a lieutenant in the 82nd Brigade and later received an assignment as Official Intelligence Officer to the Brigade.

Series Listing 

Series 1

Box 1 FF 1-5

Correspondence. These files contain original correspondence from Henry Game to his wife from 1915, while Game was a soldier in the France during the Great war.

Series 2

Box 1 FF 6

Photograph. The file contains 1 photograph of Game in uniform, date unknown.

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 -- Correspondence


Box 1

FF 1

August 30, 1915 – September 2, 1915: Writing from the trenches, mentions weather conditions.

Box 1

FF 2

September 3, 1915 – September 8, 1915: Out of the trenches, Game is assigned as Official Intelligence Officer to 82nd Brigade, mentions air combat, mentions weather conditions.

Box 1

FF 3

September 10 – September 16, 1915: Has returned to trenches, mentions problems with telephones.

Box 1

FF 4

September 17 – September 21, 1915: Changing of the Battery Command, frequent comments on command.

Box 1

FF 5

September 22 – September 28, 1915: Mentions preparing for move into winter quarters, mentions working on maps.


Series 2 -- Photograph


Box 1

FF 6

Photograph of Game in uniform.