Brook Sanderson (1881-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.


Brook Sanderson was born in Netherthong, the son of weaver Arthur Sanderson and his wife Jane, and was baptised on 28 April 1882.

He was working as a carter for a cloth finishing firm at the time of the 1911 Census, but moved to Australia soon afterwards.

He joined the Australian Army in February 1916. However, an underlying heart condition meant that he was discharged within a few weeks.

He died in New South Wales in 1917, possibly on 23 October 1917.