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Remembered Today:

12th Battalion Sherwood foresters


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Hi all,

Looking for information on the following:

Private JOHN HALLAM, 73196 of 12th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.)

who died on Wednesday 13 September 1916, Age 39.

Son of John and Bethaia Hallam, of Ilkeston; husband of Annie Hallam, of 10, Archer Street, Cotmanhay, Ilkeston.

Buried at CALAIS SOUTHERN CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France

Grave or Reference Panel Number: Plot E. Row 5. Grave 11. (I have visited the grave).

This is a guess (unless someone can summise any better!) - As he was injured and took to a military hospital at Calais where he later died - 13 Sept 1916, I believe (guess) he was possibly involved in the The Battle of Guillemont - 3rd to 6th September 1916 (or Ginchy 1916 Sep. 9 or Flers-Courcelette battle- 15 to 22 Sept 1916).

Can anyone give any information, war diaries etc?

Can we get any casulty / hospital information?

regards and thanks,


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Unfortunately I don't have War Diaries for that Battn, but Ray Westlake's book say that the 24th Division (presumably with 12/SF) were in action around Guillemeont 3-5 September. Would seem a good bet to me.

Unlikely to be the Flers-Courcelette battle (15 to 22 Sept 1916) because he died on the 13th - 2 days before (but who knows?)

Have you tried the N & D Regimental Archivist?



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Thanks fro the reply Mike, :)

Have you tried the N & D Regimental Archivist?

Do you mean Chilwell?



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