[Skip to content]



  • The Hallam family grave commemorating Frederick Arthur Hallam at Stapleford Cemetery, Nottingham , courtesy of Peter Gillings
Person Details
Sutton Bonington Nottinghamshire
Frederick Arthur was the son of George and Mary Ann Hallam nee Brown. Both George and Mary Ann (b. 13 January 1858) parents were born in Sutton Bonington, Nottinghamshire, and were married in 1877 (O/N/D Loughborough Leics). They had eight children of whom only five were still living in 1911, all of whom were born in Sutton Bonington apart from Cecil who was born in Stapleford: George Henry (Harry) b. 1878 (J/A/S Loughborough Leics), William b. 1880 (A/M/J Loughborough), Harriet Elizabeth b. 1881 (J/A/S Loughborough), James Eli birth registered 1884 (J/F/M Loughborough), Frederick Arthur b. 1885 (J/A/S Loughborough), Ann Catherine Jenny (Jenny) b. 20 November 1887 (O/N/D Loughborough) and Cecil Edgar b. 1889 (J/A/S Shardlow Derbyshire); all the registrations of birth, apart from those of Ann and Cecil give the mother's maiden name as 'Brown'. Frederick's RND record gives his date of birth as 3 June 1886 but his birth was registered in 1885. In 1881 George (22) a farm labourer and Mary (23) a seamer of hosiery, were living on Main Street, Sutton Bonnington, with their two sons George (2) and William (1). They had moved to Stapleford by 1891 and were living on Smedleys Row. George was now working as a coal miner. Six of their seven children were in the house on the night of the census: William (10), Harriet (9), James (7), Frederick (5) Ann (3) and Cecil (1). Also in the household was a boarder, Thomas Harrison (31), a coal miner. George snr. died on 22 October 1896 (O/N/D Shardlow) aged 38 and in 1901 his widow, Mary (43), a charwoman, was registered as head of household at Smedley's Row. In the home were he5r children George (Harry) (22) a locomotive engine cleaner, William (20) an iron works labourerer, Harriet (19) a laundress, James (17) and Arthur (15) who were both coal miners and Jenny (13) who was 'at home'. Jenny (Ann) married Arthur Foster (b. 23 June 1886) in 1907 (J/A/S Shardlow) and they had a son Arthur Ellis (b. 21 December 1909, d. 1982 O/N/D Basford). Jenny, Arthur and their son were living with her mother Mary at 20 The Pastures, Stapleford, in 1911 along with her brothers, George (32) an iron worker, and James (27) a miner. Mary Ann, her daughter Ann and son-in-law Arthur were still living together in 1939 at 46 Pasture Road, Stapleford, at the time the England & Wales Register was compiled. Mary Hallam probably died in 1943 (A/M/J Shardlow) aged 84. Frederick's brothers William died in 1904 (A/M/J Basford) aged 24, George Henry died on 17 April 1930 (A/M/J Shardlow) aged 51 and James Eli died on 2 February 1937 (J/F/M Basford) aged 53. Frederick Arthur married Ruth Hannah Theobald (b. 8 January 1888, J/F/M Shardlow mother's name Kirkland) at Claye Street Methodist Church, Long Eaton, in 1907 (J/A/S Shardlow). In 1911 they were living at 12 Bailey Street, Stapleford; they had been married for three years and had no children. However, a daughter, Ruth K (?Kirkland), was born in 1917 (J/F/M Shardlow-Theobald), a few months after Frederick's death. At the time of Frederick's death in 1916 they were living at 41 Brook Street, Long Eaton. It is likely that Ruth married John Thomas Peach at St Lawrence, Long Eaton, in 1920. John Peach had served in the Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment), 268268 Private. They had at least one child, John T W (b. 2 May 1921, A/M/J Shardlow) and in 1939 they were living at 41 Lower Brook Street, Long Eaton, Derbyshire. Ruth may have died in 1964 (J/A/S Nottingham).
He was a coal miner in 1901 and probably working at Trowell pit in 1911. His RND record gives his occupation as labourer. He gave his religion as Wesleyan (Methodist) when he enlisted in 1914
19 Nov 1916
31
511353 - CWGC Website
KP/713
Petty Officer
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Anson Battalion Royal Naval Division Frederick Arthur's RND record shows that he joined the Northumberland Fusiliers on 7 September 1914 but transferred to the RNVR on 10 September 1914, rated Ordinary Seaman. He was rated Able Seaman on 27 February 1915, Able Seaman (HG-Higher Grade) 21 November 1915, Leading Seaman 26 December 1915 and Petty Officer 2 January 1916. According to his RND record he was serving in Gallipoli when he was promoted Able Seaman in November 1915 and to Petty Officer on 2 January 1916 before leaving Gallipoli. Joining the RNVR on 10 September 1914 at Crystal Palace RN Depot, his service record includes the following draft orders and leave: 16 January 1915 on the nominal roll of Anson Bn; 1915-1916 Gallipoli; 26 February 1916 proceeded to England on leave; 17 April 1916 proceeded on leave from Mudros (sic) to England; 19 April 1916 discharged to 3rd Reserve Bn Blandford; 1 May 1916 transferred to Anson Bn (7th Reserve Bn); 3 May 1916 transferred to overflow camp; 13 May 1916 to midnight 20 May 1916 leave; 22 May 1916 transferred from 7th Reserve Bn to 2nd Anson Bn; 1 June 1916 on leave from Division entrained to rejoin Anson Bn; 6 June 1916 rejoined Anson 'from English leave'. Frederick suffered gunshot wounds to his back and shoulder when in action on 13 November 1916 and died of his wounds in 44 Casualty Clearing Station on 17 November 1916. He was buried in 'Puchevillers Military Cemetery, 7.5½ miles SSE of Doullens'. CWGC record: Puchevillers British Cemetery (grave ref. VI. F. 14).
CWGC headstone, personal inscription: 'Christ will link the broken chain closer when we meet again' CWGC record: 'Son of George and Mary Ann Hallam of Stapleford' Inscription on fanily headstone, Stapleford cemetery: ‘William Hallam …. aged 24 years who also of George Hallam father of the above who died Oct. 22nd 1896 aged (-) also George Henry Hallam who died April 17th 1930 aged 51 years and Frederick Arthur Hallam died from wounds Nov. 19th 1916 aged 32. Also James Eli Hallam who died Feby. 2nd 1937 aged 53 years. Peace after pain'
Remembered on

Photos

  • The Hallam family grave commemorating Frederick Arthur Hallam at Stapleford Cemetery, Nottingham , courtesy of Peter Gillings
    Frederick Arthur Hallam - The Hallam family grave commemorating Frederick Arthur Hallam at Stapleford Cemetery, Nottingham , courtesy of Peter Gillings
  • The Hallam family grave commemorating Frederick Arthur Hallam at Stapleford Cemetery, Nottingham , courtesy of Peter Gillings
    Frederick Arthur Hallam - The Hallam family grave commemorating Frederick Arthur Hallam at Stapleford Cemetery, Nottingham , courtesy of Peter Gillings