Thomas ANDERSON

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ANDERSON, Thomas

Service Number: 806
Enlisted: 11 January 1916, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 38th Infantry Battalion
Born: North Shields, Northumberland, England, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk and paperhanger
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 7 June 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Panel 25 No known grave
Memorials: Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

11 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
20 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 806, 38th Infantry Battalion
20 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 806, 38th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne

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Biography

38 Battalion

Rank - Corporal

26 February 1916 Appointed Acting Corporal.

1 May 1916 Rank of Corporal confirmed,

20 June 1916 Embarked Melbourne

10 August 1916 Disembarked Plymouth, England,

22 November 1916 Proceeded overseas to France,

Killed in action, 7-9 June 1917, Battle of Messines, Belgium, near Bethleen Farm. Body removed; no burial report.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the Royal Garrison Artillery, Territorial Force, England, for 8 years.

Husband of Ethel May Anderson, 711 Drummond Street, North Carlton, Victoria

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