Trooper CLIFFORD HENRY HAYDEN (photo added)

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Rank Trooper
Forenames CLIFFORD HENRY
Surname HAYDEN (photo added)
Initials C H
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Friday, 09 June 1944
Age Unknown
Nationality Canadian
Residence or Entered Service From Unknown
Service Number H/103207
Force Canadian Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Fort Garry Horse, Canadian Infantry Corps
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 10 Armoured Regiment
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration BAYEUX MEMORIAL
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location Panel 19, Column 2.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph NO EPITAPH
Family Details SON OF EARL AND ADA HAYDEN, LYLETON, MANITOBA.

Additional Information

 

 

Trooper CLIFFORD HENRY HAYDEN, undated.1

 

My father, Lance Corporal Peter Hildebrand, was a gunner in the tank with Trooper CLIFFORD HENRY HAYDEN, the Driver. Dad said CLIFFORD was first out of the tank after it was hit by artillery fire, and accurate 88mm gunfire countinued to pour in.

 

The whole crew tried to get back to their own lines through tall wheat. CLIFFORD never made it back and his complete body was never recovered. The rest of the crew all suffered serious burns.2

 

 

 

 

References
1. Photograph, kindly provided by Jeff Hildebrand, son of veteran Lance Corporal Hildebrand (1920 - 2005) who served in the same tank as Trooper CLIFFORD HENRY HAYDON.
2. Additional Information kindly provided by Jeff Hildebrand, son of veteran Lance Corporal Hildebrand (1920 - 2005) who served in the same tank as Trooper CLIFFORD HENRY HAYDON.
3. Copy of original document available from the Veterans Affairs Canada, Canadian Virtual War Memorial Book of Remembrance p.335.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph: Jeff Hildebrand, son of veteran Lance Corporal Hildebrand (1920 - 2005) who served in the same tank as Trooper CLIFFORD HENRY HAYDON.
Additional photographs provided by:  
Additional information provided by: Jeff Hildebrand, son of veteran Lance Corporal Hildebrand (1920 - 2005) who served in the same tank as Trooper CLIFFORD HENRY HAYDON and Veterans Affairs Canada, Canadian Virtual War Memorial.

 

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