Lance Serjeant William Alvin Hadden (6984636) served in 6th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers during the Second World War. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Hadden of Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone.
Lance Serjeant Hadden died on 13th January 1943 aged 22 years old. On this day, the Battalion launched an attack on Two Tree Hill near Bou Arada. Thunderstorms, downpours, and gale force winds the previous night made for tricky terrain when traveling by carrier or on foot. The enemy held position and the Battalion withdrawal was complete by 1530hrs.
The War Diary of 6th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers gives “Special Mention” to Lance Serjeant Hadden for:
sticking to a wounded man, although wounded himself, and eventually getting him back.
Hadden was one of eleven other ranks killed on 13th January 1943. He has no known grave and his name is on Face 19 of the Medjez-el-Bab Memorial, Tunisia.