Rifleman Hadley, John
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Rifleman John (Jack) Hadley The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada

Date of Birth:        23 January 1922
Date of Passing:  19 March 2018
Age: 96

In service to Canada from 1939  to 1945.
Unit: The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada


Born in Toronto Ontario Jack Hadley joined The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada when he was 17 years of age. He trained and deployed from Gander Newfoundland and stormed the beaches of Normandy on Juno Beach. Jack lost his brother George Albert Hadley shortly after from friendly fire. He was wounded from shrapnel from a bomb exploding injuring him through and through his left shoulder and was sent to England where he recovered. Jack was sent home back to Toronto where he met his bride Dorothy Gertrude  Wright. They had six children, all raised in East York. He lived on his own in the same house after his wife passed until he became ill and moved into Sunnybrook Hospital for a short time until he passed in March 2018

Remembered fondly by :
His daughters Linda, Donna, Lorraine and Dianne, son Clyde, grandsons and grandaughters Justin, Benjamin, Daniel, Jacob, Cameron, Colin, Teresa, Laura, Jack and Sarah​ and the Queen's Own Rifles Regimental family.