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6984636   Lance Sergeant William Alvin Hadden
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Dated added: 11/02/2020   Last updated: 12/02/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 13/01/1943 (Unknown)
Age: 22
Summary      
William Alvin Hadden was the son of David Hadden. He was born about 1921. Lance Sergeant William Alvin Hadden was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed Tunisia on 13th January 1943. The battalion diary from the attack gives ‘Special Mention’ to Fusilier Hadden – for sticking to a wounded man, although wounded himself, and eventually getting him back.
Further Information
William Alvin Hadden was the son of David Hadden. He was born about 1921.
Troops from the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers returning to the rear during the Battle for 'Two Tree' Hill,
Lance Sergeant William Alvin Hadden was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill on 13th January 1943. Two Tree Hill is near Bou Arada, a small town in Tunisia.
The battalion diary from the attack gives ‘Special Mention’ to Fusilier Hadden – for sticking to a wounded man, although wounded himself, and eventually getting him back.
Lance Sergeant William Alvin Hadden has no known grave and is commemorated on Face 19 of the Medjez-el-Bab Memorial in Tunisia.
The CWGC record Lance Sergeant William Alvin Hadden as the son of Mr and Mrs David Hadden of Aughnacloy, County Tyrone.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Aughnacloy area Aughnacloy CWGC lists parents in Aughnacloy 54.419335 -6.972547
References and Links
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1 Irish Brigade - Skins at Two Tree Hill Details of the battle
2 Remembrance NI Details of William Alvin Hadden
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of William Alvin Hadden's gravestone can be purchased here
4 World War Two photos Photo of Royal Inn Fus at Two Tree Hill
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