Stanley, the son of Sydney and Mary Hallam of Norwood, Bonshaw NSW, was born in 1896 and his birth registered at Inverell. He was a nineteen year old Grazier at Bonshaw when he enlisted at Inverell on 28 February 1916, after having his medical examination the previous month. He joined other Inverell district men who formed the Second Contingent of The Kurrajongs and left the town together on 29 February.
These men trained at Armidale and Rutherford camps before leaving Australia on HMAT A74 Marathon. After nine weeks at sea they arrived in England where further training was undertaken. Stanley became ill and did not go to France until April 1917. The following year he was ill again and transferred back to England where the decision was made to return him to Australia. Stanley was medically discharged on 10 July 1918 and granted a pension of twenty shillings per fortnight.
Stanley married Doris Kemp at Glen Innes in 1927 and they lived at the property Kelmscott, Bonshaw in the 1930s and 40s. He died in September 1960.
Private Stanley Hallam’s name is inscribed on the Inverell Honor Roll and also the Bonshaw Honor Roll.