Service Number: 428
Enlisted: 18 October 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 42nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 3 October 1890
Home Town: Bundaberg, Bundaberg, Queensland
Schooling: South Kolan State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 31 August 1918, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Biggenden War Memorial, Dallarnil District WW1 Honour Roll, Gin Gin War Memorial, Isis District Roll of Honour, North & South Bucca District Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

18 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 428, Brisbane, Queensland
5 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 428, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 428, 42nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Sydney
31 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 428, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...428 Corporal Charles Manderson, 42nd Battalion from Gin Gin, Queensland. A 25 year old labourer prior to enlisting on 18 October 1915, he embarked for overseas with B Company from Sydney on 5 June 1915 aboard HMAT Borda. Following further training in England, he proceeded to France to join the 42nd Battalion in November 1916. Cpl Manderson was wounded in action on 4 October 1917 and evacuated to England for medical treatment. After returning to his unit in France four months later, he was wounded in action again on 30 March 1918. He was again evacuated to England and returned to France on 26 July 1918. Cpl Manderson was killed in action on 31 August 1918 and is buried in the Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Cpl Manderson's older brother 429 Pte Thomas Manderson also served with the 42nd Battalion and was killed in action in Belgium on 9 June 1917." - SOURCE (