- HALLAM, HERBERT PALMER.
Private, 18457, 10th Btn., k. in a. 07/07/1916, aged 23
Possibly at the Battle of Fricourt, The Somme.
b. Pilsley; e. Chesterfield; r. Pilsley
"Son of John Henry and Lilian Hallam, of 4, Back Lane, Pilsley, Chesterfield, Derbyshire."
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France - Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.
Village Memorial Plaque, St Mary's Church, Pilsley
'Private H. P. Hallam, Sherwood Foresters, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Hallam, of Pilsley, has been missing since July 7th. A North Wingfield soldier had sent word home that Private Hallam was wounded, but no confirmation of the statement was forth coming. Prior to enlisting he worked for the Hasland Co-operative Society, and was well known both at Hasland and Grassmoor He has been wounded twice, and returned to France on Whit-Thursday. He is twenty three years of age, and unmarried.'
[THE DERBYSHIRE TIMES, SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 1916]
- It sounds like they were bombed heavily on the 7th July 1916 and this is where possibly Herbert Hallam was fatally wounded: Quote "shelling in the valley became intense and several casualties both to officers and men were incurred ... during the shelling 4 lewis guns were either buried or destroyed but subsequently two of these were recovered".
I have copy of the 10th Battalion War diaries.