7th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth:
27/06/1916 (Died of Wounds)
George Hadden was the son of John and Ellen Hadden. He was born on 30th December 1886. They were a farming family from Farriter, Cabragh, Dungannon. He joined the R.I.C. in 1907. George emigrated to Canada in 1912, where he served with the Toronto Police Force for nearly three years. He resigned from the police in April 1915 and was then employed by the Toronto Harbour Commission as a surveyor. He enlisted with the 35th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry on 10th June 1915 at Niagara. He later transferred to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps. Lance Corporal George Hadden was wounded in the left leg and left arm on 22nd June 1916. He died of his wounds a few days later on 27th June 1916.
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located 12 Kms west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 Kms along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road.