John Henry Hallam
Private 49639 - Essex Regiment
Died of Wounds Flanders 10th Sep 1918 : Aged 19
St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen - R III H 23
The listing given J Hardy uncovers a young man born in Nottingham, fully named John Henry residing at 28 Newcastle Street, Huthwaite. Those colliery houses relate former employment at the New Hucknall Colliery connecting his unnamed family. John enlisted at Mansfield, and was killed in France after only three weeks. His number alongside Private 49640 J. Hadfield suggests joint recruitment of work mates.
Contributing material from Paul Bradshaw and Mrs Lynne Weston
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Age and family details unconfirmed.
Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 JOHN HENRY HALLAM, born Nottingham, enlisted Mansfield, resides Huthwaite. Private 49639 formerly 116859 Notts and Derby Regt., Essex Regt. 9th Battalion. Died of wounds, France and Flanders, 10th. Sept., 1918.
Nottinghamshire Free Press - Sutton Library Archives 20th September 1918
Written 23 Jul 06 Revised 19 Jul 12 © by Gary Elliott