Studio portrait of 429 Private (Pte) Thomas Manderson, 42nd Battalion from Gin Gin, Queensland. A ...

Accession Number P10782.002
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Digital file TIFF
Maker Unknown
Date made October 1915 - July 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of 429 Private (Pte) 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. [See image P10782.005.]