The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Private Oliver Hadden

Ancestor Details

Name of ancestor: Oliver Foster Hadden (Hodden in Murray)

Ancestor's date of birth: 1876

Ancestor's date of death: 1931

Cause of Death: Stroke

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Mining in Victoria Omeo Area and Goldfields of Western Australia

Service Number: 436

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit: 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: 1900

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No confirmable evidence of post Boer War service.

Murray Page: 270

Contingent: Fourth Victorian

Ship: Victorian , Date of Sailing: 01/05/1900

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Rhodesia, Cape Colony, Transvaal and SA 1901 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: May 1900 - June 1901 in Rhodesia, west Transvaal, Cape Colony including relief of Philipstown (11 February 1901), capture of Boer guns at Read's Drift (23 February), and capture of Boer patrol near Doornkloof (1 March 1901).

Service and life after the Boer War: Farmed in Transvaal Until approx,1915. Returned To Goldfields, his wife and 3 chidren were left to farm. Worked first at Denbarker in 1919 and then to Pingaring via Lake Grace W.A .Died In 1931 leaving wife and 5 children. His eldest took over the farm called Omeo. Married Lily Emma Trobridge in 1906 in Johannesburg South Africa.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Arthur Graham Hadden, East Vic Pk WA
Relationship to Ancestor: great nephew

Name of Descendant: Susan De Chaneet, Dalyellup WA
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandaughter


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