Hadden, Nigel Clement Charles


He was the son of Major General Sir Charles Frederick Hadden, K.C.B., and Lady Hadden (daughter of Lt Col. Clement Strong of the Coldstream Guards) of Berkhampstead, and came to Winchester from Elstree School. He reached Sixth Book, became a House Prefect and played in Commoner XV.

He passed through RMA Woolwich and on July 12th, 1912 was gazetted to the R.F.A. He went to France with the 43rd Battery in September 1914 and served there until December 1915, when he was promoted to temporary Captain and posted to the 4th Brigade, R.F.A., 3rd Indian Division. They left France for Mesopotamia at the end of 1915, arriving there in time to join the Kut-el-Amara Relief Force, positioned 500 miles north of Basra. Captain Hadden fell in action on April 9th 1916, during the first attack on the Sann-ai-yat position before Kut: he was struck by a shell while crossing a piece of open ground between his battery and the front line trenches.

Hadden is also commemorated on the Northchurch war memorial in Hertfordshire.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Hadden
  • Forenames or initials: Nigel Clement Charles
  • House: K
  • Years in School: 1906-1910
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
  • Date of Birth: 26th February 1893
  • Date of Death: 9th April 1916
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer D5
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Unknown but commemorated on the BASRA MEMORIAL: Panels 3 and 6