Frederick Hadley was born in 1880, and lived with his mother, father and younger
brother at Althorp Park station. He worked as a builder.
At the start of the war he signed up to theNorthamptonshire Regiment, and served
as a Private in 1st Battalion.
Originally sent to France, by November, the regiment had advanced into Belgium, and
he fought in the first battle of Ypres, Belgium, which was a success for the British.
However, he was killed on 11th November, 1914. [The war ended on the same date
four years later, and this date is now our Remembrance Day].
Frederick has no known grave, and his name appears on the Menin Gate Memorial (panel
43 and 45) at Ypres, in Belgium, together with over 54,000 other British soldiers
have no known burial place.