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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
Summary      
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
  Poperinghe, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave VIII-B-21
CWGC Casualty 432392
Summary      
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.
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Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Hadden family Lists George as age 15 at house 3 in Farriter, Clananeese, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Hadden family Does not list George at house 12 in Farriter, Clananeese, 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