Diamond War Memorial Project

Second Lieutenant (Temporary) John Hazlett Millar Hadden

20th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, attached to 'A' Company, 6th Battalion. Regimental Number ----
Born: ---- Died: 1916-10-31 Aged: 19 Enlisted: ------

Name commemorated on the Diamond War Memorial. nterred in Struma Military Cemetery.

Only son of James and Eleanor Hadden, Sackville Street/Muff Lodge, Londonderry.

John Hazlett Millar - a member of Great James Street Presbyterian Church and a former pupil of the Model School - joined the army from Foyle College, where he was also educated. He sailed for Salonika several weeks before his death, and must have witnessed only a few days in action.

The name of J. H. M. Hadden was among a list of Great War dead, associated with Foyle College, Londonderry, read aloud during that College's annual prize giving ceremony, held on Thursday, December 19, 1918.

James and Ethel Hadden, Sackville Street, signed the 1912 Ulster Covenant pledging resistance to Home Rule for Ireland.