Thomas Brayford SANDERSON

SANDERSON, Thomas Brayford

Service Number: 3230
Enlisted: 15 July 1916, Brisbane Qld.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1882
Home Town: Beenleigh, Logan, Queensland
Schooling: Brisbane Grammar School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: School Teacher
Died: Died of wounds, France, 3 April 1918
Cemetery: Wimereux Communal Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Beenleigh War Memorial, Brisbane Grammar School Memorial Library WW1 Honour Board 2, Windsor State School Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

15 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3230, 47th Infantry Battalion, Brisbane Qld.
22 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, 3230, 47th Infantry Battalion
22 Dec 1916: Embarked Private, 3230, 47th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Frederick and Diana SANDERSON; husband of Violet SANDERSON, Hamilton, Brisbane, Queensland

News has been received in Beenleigh (says yesterday's ''Courier') of the death in France, from wounds, of Corporal T. B. Sanderson. Corporal Sanderson was at one time assistant teacher in Beenleigh State School and leaves a widow and one child, at present resident in Beenleigh. (The late Corporal Sanderson was a well-known figure in Maryborough in  recent years, and for some time was stationed at the Mungarr school. He was all active member of the late Maryborough Orchestral Society under the conductorship of Mr. W. J. Crew, and a promising flutist, his ardent love of music frequently bringing him into town. Of a quiet and assuming disposition, popular to the highest degree and dowered with  those manly qualities which earn universal esteem, his death will be widely deplored in this district. He had previously held a commission in the Brisbane cadet forces, and his  abiding patriotism and deep conviction of the justice of Britain's cause led him to join the colours and in the end give his life for the great cause. The deepestest sympathy of his  many town and district friends will go out to the bereaved widow and family.)