Thomas Bonner ANDERSON

ANDERSON, Thomas Bonner

Service Number: 1012
Enlisted: 10 September 1914, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Dundee, Scotland, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Narromine, Narromine, New South Wales
Schooling: Dusthope Public School, Dundee, Scotland
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Appendicitis, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, At sea (HMAT Themistocles A32), Liverpool, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 8 June 1915, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Plot 11, Row D, Grave 2 , Lone Pine Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey, Chatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt, Liverpool Old Cemetery, Liverpool, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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10 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
18 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, HMAT A23 Suffolk from Sydney

World War 1 Service

7 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 1012, 2nd Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Served for 12 years in the Seaforth Highlanders, British Army; time expired.

Date of enlistment: 10.09.1914

He enlisted as a single man; he did not list wife as next of kin.
Place of enlistment: Sydney, NSW

His wife, Isabella Anderson, lived sometime at 119 Roseberry St, Dundee. He gave as Next of Kin, his sister, Isabella Bonner Anderson, 119 Roseberry Street, Lochee, Dundee, Scotland

They are known to have had one child, Alexina Bonnar [Bonner?] Anderson.

He was 38.

Dundee paid a high price for her war efforts. By the armistice, over 4,000 men and several women had made the ultimate sacrifice. Their names are recorded in the city’s Roll of Honour



2 Battalion

Rank - Corporal

5 April 1915 Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign),

1 May 1915 Promoted Corporal, .

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Son of the late Thomas and Margaret Anderson; husband of Isabella Bonner Anderson, of 125, Roseberry St., Lochee, Dundee, Scotland. Native of Dundee.