Driver John T Hadley

20 Sep 1944

John Thomas Hadley was the husband of T. Hadley, of Forest Gate, Essex. He enlisted in the Royal Army Service Corps and volunteered for Airborne forces.

Driver Hadley successfully completed his Despatcher training and was posted to 253 (Airborne) Divisional Composite Company, Royal Army Service Corps, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

Dvr Hadley was killed in action on 20 September 1944, aged 25. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Groesbeek Memorial to the missing.

RAF 620 Sqn., Stirling LK-127, base Fairford. The aircraft crashed due to Flak, and was partially submerged in a marshy meadow alongside Polderstraat at Heteren at about 18.00 h. Of the 8 crew members two survived and escaped with the help of the resistance. (Roll of Honour, 5th revised edition, 2011).

If you are part of Dvr Hadley’s family and would like to complete this biography, you can apply to the Curator to do so. To do this you will need to become a member of ParaData and select the 'friend or family member' option on the registration form.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a member please visit our registration page.

Members of ParaData can submit their material by clicking on the 'Add content to this article' button on the right. 

By Rod Gibson

Read More

Service History

Latest Comments

There are currently no comments for this content.

Add your comment