The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hadden
First Name:
Lloyd Foster
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9139
Classification:
Driver
Company:
‘B’ Company, No. 8 Platoon
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
Discharged:
8.02.1946
DOB:
31.12.1916
Place of Birth:
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Oliver Foster Hadden
Mothers's Name:
Lilly Emma Hadden (nee Troubridge)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmer and Truck Driver
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Johore Bahru; Adam Park; Sime Road; Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, Captain Harris Party
Camps Thailand:
‘D’ Force Thailand
POW#:
4/6184
Return Details 1945:
Thailand‐Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Moreton Bay

General Description

Lloyd Foster was born Kalgoorlie to parents Oliver Foster Hadden and Lily Emma Troubridge who had married in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1907.  Lloyd was one of four sons and one daughter Doreen.  His brothers included Gilbert, Ralph and Ronald.
The reason Oliver Foster went to Kalgoorlie from South Africa is because he had several brothers in the region.  Gilbert Carlisle (father of 2/4th’s Gilbert Valentine WX7213), Robert Carlisle who died in 1914, Arthur Graham who died in 1931.  The fourth surviving brother Andrew died in Victoria in 1937.
Lloyd was one of five children born to  Oliver Hadden’s  family who moved to Lake Grace-Newdegate area.

Oliver Hadden died in 1931

 

Hadden enlisted AIF 30 Oct 1940 and later joined 2/4th’s ‘B’ Company 8 Platoon under commanding officer Lt. MacKinnon as a driver.
From Singapore Lloyd worked on the Burma-Thai Railway with D ForceThailand Captain Fred Harris Party.
He survived and was recovered from Thailand at the end of the war.
Lloyds’ younger brother Ron, born 1922 Mt barker enlisted with the RAAF.

Read about Capt. Fred Harris Party

 

 

 

 

Below the wedding of Lloyd’s younger brother Ron earlier in 1946, with another 2/4th mate Phil Beilby also attending.

 

 

Lloyd Hadden married Adelina Robinson.  Adelina and Lloyd were farming at Pingaring about 1954.

 

Lloyd died 21 January 1967.
To read further information of the Lloyd Hadden’s uncles, please go to Bert Hadden

 

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Sime Road Camp - Singapore
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
  • Nikhe Wood Camp, Ni Thea, 131 Kilo, 284k - Thailand
  • Non Pladuk, 0k - Thailand
  • Ubon - Thailand ***
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