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404848   Private George Hadden
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 14/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 28/12/1886
Died: 27/06/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 30
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George Hadden was the son of John and Ellen Hadden, of Farriter, Cabragh, County Tyrone. George was born on 28th December 1886 in Tyrone. His father was a farmer. George emigrated to Canada. George Hadden was with the Toronto Police Force for nearly three years until 1915. He was then employed by the Toronto Harbour Commission as a surveyor. George Hadden enlisted with the 35th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry on 10th June 1915 at Niagora. He gives his next of kin as his mother. He was not married. He later transferred to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps after going overseas in October 1915. Lance Corporal George Hadden, who was wounded on 22 June, died a few days later of his Wounds on 27th June 1916. He was aged 29.
Private George Hadden
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George Hadden was the son of John and Ellen Hadden, of Farriter, Cabragh, County Tyrone. George was born on 28th December 1886 in Tyrone.
The 1901 census records George as 15 years old. He was living with family at Farriter, Clananeese, Tyrone. His father was a farmer.
Family : John Hadden, Ellen Hadden, Maggie Hadden (born about 1885), George Hadden (born about 1886), Joseph Hadden (born about 1889), Ellen Hadden (born about 1892), Andrew Hadden (born about 1891), Mary Hadden (born about 1898).
George was a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary, being in service in Belfast and other centres.
George's father died on 31 October 1905 (Ref GRONI). George himself emigrated to Canada.
At some point George had served with the Queens Own Rifles
George Hadden was with the Toronto Police Force for nearly three years until 1915.
He was then employed by the Toronto Harbour Commission as a surveyor.
George was an active member of Dale Presbyterian Church. George lived at 282 Borden Street, Toronto.
George Hadden enlisted with the 35th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry on 10th June 1915 at Niagara. He gives his next of kin as his mother. He was not married.
George Hadden Attestation Paper - page 1
George Hadden Attestation Paper - page 2
He later transferred to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps after going overseas in October 1915.
Lance Corporal George Hadden, who was wounded on 22 June, died a few days later of his wounds on 27th June 1916. He was aged 29.
The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Hadden died of wounds on 27th June 1916. While taking part in operations near Ypres, Private Hadden received numerous shrapnel wounds in the arms and legs. His wounds were dressed at No 1 Canadian Field Ambulance. He was then evacuated, but succumbed before reaching No 3 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station.
From the Tyrone Courier dated 13 July 1916:
The relatives of Trooper George Hadden, Canadians, who reside at Farriter, have received intimation that he has been killed. He was an ex-member of the Royal Irish Constabulary (R.I.C.) and had been serving with the Canadian Police Force when he volunteered.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 15th July 1916: Trooper George Hadden
Newspaper report
On Friday evening his relatives, who reside at Farriter, Cabragh, Dungannon, received intimation that Trooper George Hadden, of the Queens Own Canadian Mounted Force, had been killed in action. He had been an ex-member of the royal Irish constabulary, having been in service in Belfast and other centres, and emigrating to Canada joined the Canadian Police force, from which he volunteered on the outbreak of the war.
From the (Toronto) Globe & Mail dated 21th August 1916: Toronto Honour Roll
GLOBE AND MAIL online archive. 1916, August 21. p 9 TORONTO HONOUR ROLL feature. Top entry:
Lance Corporal George Hadden, who was wounded on 22 June, died a few days later. Lance Corporal Hadden was on the Toronto Police Force for nearly three years until 1915 when he was employed by the Toronto Harbour Commission. He enlisted with the 35th battalion in June 1915, but was later transferred to a machine gun company after going overseas in October. He attended Dale Presbyterian Church and lived at 282 Borden Street, Toronto.
Lance Corporal George Hadden is buried in at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.
George Hadden is also commemorated on the family plot headstone.
The CWGC records Lance Corporal George Hadden as the son of John and Ellen Hadden, of Farriter, Cabragh, County Tyrone.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Farriter, Cabragh Ballygawley Census listing in Farriter, Clananeese 54.470187 -6.918998
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 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
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