- 1901 Census Extract:
John Hallam Male 24 1877 Coal Miner Labourer Under Ground Ilkeston Derbys
Annie Hallam Female 23 1878 Shipley Derbys
Wilfred Hallam Male 3 1898 Ilkeston Derbys
Cicely Hallam Female 5M 1900 Ilkeston Derbys
Found the following at the Commonwealth War Memorial Site www.cwgc.org:
Debt of Honour Register
In Memory of
Private 73196 of 12th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.)
who died on Wednesday 13 September 1916, Age 39 .
Additional Information: Son of John and Bethaia Hallam, of Ilkeston; husband of Annie Hallam, of 10, Archer Street, Cotmanhay, Ilkeston.
Cemetery: CALAIS SOUTHERN CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France
Grave or Reference Panel Number: Plot E. Row 5. Grave 11.
Location: Calais Southern Cemetery is a civil cemetery lying on the south of the old main road to Dunkerque. Follow the A16 autoroute from Calais to Dunkirk. Come off at Junction 19 in the direction of Marck and follow the road to the junction. Turn left into Calais at the junction and follow the road (D940) for approximately 3 kilometres. The Communal Cemetery is on the left hand side of the road, 50 metres after the traffic lights. To find the Commonwealth War Graves, proceed along the main pathway to the rear left hand side of the Cemetery.
Battle Honours - World War 1:
Aisne 1914 & 18, Armentieres 1914, Neuve Chappelle, Aubers, Hooge 1915, Loos, Somme 1916 & 18, Albert 1916 & 18, Bazentin, Delville Wood, Pozieres, Ginchy, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Thiepval, Le Transloy, Ancre Heights, Ancre 1916, Arras 1917 & 18, Vimy 1917, Scarpe 1917 & 18, Messines 1917, Ypres 1917 & 18, Pilckem, Langemarck 1917, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917 & 18, St Quentin, Baupaume 1917, Rosieres, Villers Brettaneux, Lys, Bailleul, Kemmel, Scherpenberg, Amiens, Drocourt-Queant, Hindenburg Line, Epehy, Canal du Nord, St Quentin Canal, Beaurevoir, Courtrai, Selle, Sambre, France & Flanders 1914 - 18, Piavé, Italy 1917 - 18, Suvla, Landing at Suvla, Schimitar Hill, Gallipoli 1915, Egypt 1916
The 12th Battalion arrived in France in August 1915. The following month it took part in the Battle of Loos and from then onwards was engaged in most of the major battles until the end of 1918. Although its primary role was that of a Divisional Pioneer Battalion it was drawn into the fight in times of crisis and gained recognition for gallant conduct on several occasions, notably the Battle of Loos in 1915 and the final German offensive in 1918.