Service Number: 429
Enlisted: 26 October 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 42nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 15 September 1889
Home Town: Bundaberg, Bundaberg, Queensland
Schooling: South Kolan State School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 9 June 1917, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Bethleem Farm West Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Biggenden War Memorial, Booyal Central School Fallen Heroes, Booyal Central School Roll of Honour, Booyal Fallen Comrades Honour Roll, Booyal Roll of Honor, Bundaberg War Memorial, Childers Memorial Hall (Isis District Pictorial War Memorial), Dallarnil District WW1 Honour Roll, Gin Gin War Memorial, Isis District Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

26 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 429, Brisbane, Queensland
5 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 429, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 429, 42nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Sydney
9 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 429, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Messines

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...429 Private Thomas Manderson, 42nd Battalion from Gin Gin, Queensland. A 26 year old labourer prior to enlisting on 26 October 1915, he embarked for overseas with B Company from Sydney on 5 July 1915 aboard HMAT Borda. Following further training in England, he proceeded to France to join the 42nd Battalion in November 1916. Pte Manderson was killed in action at Messines, Belgium on 9 July 1917 and buried in the Bethleem Farm West Cemetery, Belgium. His younger brother 428 Corporal Charles Manderson also served with the 42nd Battalion and was killed in action in France on 31 August 1918." - SOURCE (