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404848   Private George Hadden
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 24/04/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 30/12/1886
Died: 27/06/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 30
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
  Poperinghe, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave VIII-B-21
CWGC Casualty 432392
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Royal Irish Constabulary
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Hadden family Lists George as age 15 at house 3 in Farriter, Clonaneese, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Hadden family Does not list George at house 12 in Farriter, Clonaneese, Tyrone
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private George Hadden
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Newspaper cutting relating to George Hadden
5 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private George Hadden's death
6 George Hadden Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (44 no.)
7 Great War Ulster Newspapers Archive (defunct) Images of both George Hadden and the family plot
8 Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Information on Private George Hadden including grave photo
9 Presbyterian ROH Clonaneese George Hadden, killed in action
10 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private George Hadden's headstone can be purchased here
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