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03 Sep 1898
Radcliffe on Trent
Robert Samuel was born on 3rd September 1898 in 1899 at Radcliffe on Trent, he was baptised on 6th October 1898 at St Marys Church, Radcliffe on Trent and was the son of Robert a solicitor and Emma Hallam, née Jallings of Chestnut Grove, Radcliffe on Trent. His father was born in 1873 at Nottingham and his mother Emma Jallings was also born in 1873 at Southwell, Nottinghamshire, they were married in 1896 their marriage was recorded in the Southwell Registration District and went on to have 4 children all of who were born at Radcliffe they were Robert Samuel 1899, Henry John b1902, Mary Adelaide and Francis Edith b1908. In the 1911 census Robert Samuel is shown as being 12 yrs of age a scholar and a boarder at De Aston, School, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire In the same census we find his family living at Chestnut Grove, Radcliffe on Trent and are shown as Robert 38 yrs a solicitor, he is living with his wife Emma 38 yrs and their children, Henry John 9 yrs, Mary Adelaide 7 yrs and Frances Edith 3 yrs, also living with them at the address is Alice Hewins 27 yrs born Bristol, a domestic servant/cook.
20 Jul 1916
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Second Lieutenant
15th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Seventeen year-old Second Lieutenant Robert Samuel Hallam, served with the 15th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment. He landed in France on 29th May 1916 , he was killed in action on 20th July 1916. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. He joined Nottingham Officer Training Corps aged 16. After a year's training he was posted to France. He went missing at the Somme 22 days after his arrival. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial, Somme
In memoriam published 20th July 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “HALLAM. – In proud and loving memory of our son, Sec.-Lieut. Robert T. [sic] Hallam, Sherwood Foresters, who fell in action July 20th, 1916, aged 17.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 Obituary from De Astonian, school magazine, Christmas 1916, p. 98: “Hallam, Robert S. Born 3 September 1898, admitted 16th September 1909, son of R. Hallam, Solicitor of Chestnut Grove, Radcliffe on Trent. Left Easter 1912. Killed July 1916. Robert Samuel Hallam, the son of a well-known Nottingham solicitor, entered De Aston in September, 1909, and remained here until Easter 1912. He possessed undoubted talents, and was useful on both cricket and football fields, and was much missed when he accompanied Mr. Elliott to Ashby-de-la-Zouch. There he distinguished himself both as a scholar and as an athlete. He was about to enter the legal profession when war broke out, and he promptly volunteered his services. As he was only 16 years of age the recruiting authorities would not accept him, so he joined the Nottingham University O.T.C., and after a year’s training was granted a commission in the special reserve, Sherwood Foresters, shortly after his 17th birthday in September 1915. He proceeded to the front with a draft in the early summer 1916 and was killed in action in July 1916.” The above account was also printed as an obituary in the Nottingham Evening Post on Sat. July 29 1916 above details are courtesy of the website Radcliffe on Trent and the First World War. http://www.radcliffeontrentww1.org.uk/portfolio-items/robert-samuel-hallam/ He is also commemorated on the De Aston school war memorial, Market Rasen, Lincs
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  • The family grave commemorating Robert Samuel Hallam at Radcliffe on Trent Cemetery. 
Courtesy of Peter Gillings
    Robert Samuel Hallam - The family grave commemorating Robert Samuel Hallam at Radcliffe on Trent Cemetery. Courtesy of Peter Gillings
  • The family grave commemorating Robert Samuel Hallam at Radcliffe on Trent Cemetery. Courtesy of Peter Gillings
    Robert Samuel Hallam - The family grave commemorating Robert Samuel Hallam at Radcliffe on Trent Cemetery. Courtesy of Peter Gillings
  • Photograph shows the Roll of Honour for De Aston School, Market Rasen , Lincolnshire and is courtesy of Roll of Honour website http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Lincolnshire/MarketRasenDeAstonSchool.html
    Robert Samuel Hallam - Photograph shows the Roll of Honour for De Aston School, Market Rasen , Lincolnshire and is courtesy of Roll of Honour website http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Lincolnshire/MarketRasenDeAstonSchool.html