The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Oliver Hadden|
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.
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