Alfred Hallam was born in 1891 at Collingwood to James Hallam and Mary Hammett. He married Emma Lowe in 1911 using the name Knight; after he divorced her he married Violet Florence Knee in 1913 using the name Hallam.
Alfred was a farm labourer and gave his address as West Melbourne(2), VIC when he enlisted in the AIF, 11th Reinforcements, 8th Battalion on the 31st of July 1915, aged almost 23. In October he embarked aboard the HMAT A71 Nestor, disembarking in Egypt some time later. Alfred transferred to the 6th Battalion in February 1916 before embarking from Alexandria, Egypt in March.
Alfred disembarked at Marseilles, France on the last day of March 1916. A month later he accidently shot himself in the left foot while cleaning his rifle in a trench near Fleursaix, France and was admitted to Special Hospital, Boescheyse, France - later transferred to hospital in England. He rejoined his unit in the field in December. In March 1918 Alfred was promoted to Lance Corporal. During the Battle of Broodseinde Ridge on the 4th of October 1917 Alfred was wounded and admitted to No. 64 Field Ambulance -
gunshot wound both legs amputated. He died the next day at No. 41 Casualty Clearing Station and was buried at Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, France, Plot 1, Row L, Grave 12.
He is listed on the Roll of Honour for Bacchus Marsh and District, published in The Bacchus Marsh Express on the 21st of December 1918.
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