Thomas James ANDERSON

Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Linotype Operator
Enlisted
08-May-1915
Place
Brisbane
Age
26
Status
Single
Service No
2330
Rank
Private
Unit
9th Battalion, 7th Reinforcements
Embarked
20-August-1915
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
Lance Corporal
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
5 April 1918
Place
Dernancourt, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Notes

Also named on P.A.F.S.O.A. Beaconsfield Lodge Honour Board.

 

Thomas Anderson was with 9th Battalion reinforcements at Lemnos in November 1915 in reserve for Gallipoli but they were not deployed. In Egypt in March 1916 he transferred to the newly-raised 49th Battalion . In France in November he was wounded in action and hospitalised in France and England, re-joining his unit in February 1918. Eight weeks later he was part of a team of Light Mortar gunners fighting at Dernancourt when he was killed by a sniper. In 1923 his remains were exhumed from his original grave and re-interred at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension.