The Photograph of Frank from The Buxton Advertiser are with thanks to http://buxtonwarmemorials.mrallsophistory.com/hallam_f.html
Born: 1895 Harpur Hill Buxton registered Chapel-en-le-Frith Vol 7b Page 852 A/M/J.
1901 Census: Living at 53a London Road, Buxton with Parents. Father, Peter James Hallam born in Fairfield, Mother Sarah Lavinia (nee Eyre).
1911 Census: Living at 32 Nunsfield Road, Fairfield aged 15yrs, his father Peter was working as a Quarry man & Frank was working with him. Frank had been a member of Burbage Brass Band playing the Cornet.
1914: Frank attested on 9th March 1914, he was appointed as the regimental Drummer on 16th September the same year. Frank embarked for France on 27th February 1915 landing at Le Harve the next day. When he died during the battle he was buried the same day @ Maple Copse.
Occupation: Quarry Filler.
The Buxton Advertiser 7th August 1915 reported Franks death & printed details of a letter received by Mrs Hallam, which read:- 6th Battalion the Sherwood Foresters 22nd July 1915. Dear Madam, It is with very deep regret that I have to inform you of the death of your son, Drummer Frank Hallam, who was killed this morning. He was very much liked by both Officers & Men of the company, and that he did his duty well. It will be some consolation to you and his father to know this. Your son was buried this afternoon in a little soldiers cemetery at the corner of a wood. His company officers and some of his friends besides myself were present. A cross with an inscription will be placed above his grave. Assuring you of the deep sympathy, of officers and men. I am yours respectfully, G D Goodman Lt.Col Commanding Officer.
Following Frank’s death his mother Sarah received his Medals, they arrived as follows: 1914-15 Star 31st December 1920, War Medal 21st April 1921, Victory Medal 20th August 1921