Studley ORGAN


ORGAN, Studley

Service Number: 4186
Enlisted: 24 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Heathcote Victoria, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Cheltenham, Bayside, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Market Gardener
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 9 October 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Campbelltown WW1 Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4186, 27th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Mar 1916: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 4186, 27th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
9 Mar 1916: Embarked Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 4186, 27th Infantry Battalion, RMS Mongolia, Adelaide
9 Oct 1917: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Second Lieutenant, 27th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
Date unknown: Involvement 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières


Studley Organ Reg. No. 4186 was born in Cheltenham, Victoria in 1891. He was the son of George Organ and Mrs Mary Organ of Cheltenham, Victoria. His educated was received at Heatherton State School, Victoria. Prior to enlisting, on 24th August 1915, he was employed as a gardener in Paradise, South Australia.
As a member of the 27th Battalion, 10th reinforcement, he embarked from Adelaide, on the RMS Mongolia, on the 9th of March 1916. Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant, he fought on the western front at Passchendaele, Belgium. It was during the battle of Poelcappelle, on the 9th of October 1917, that he was killed in action. The place of his death was called Broodseinde Ridge. He has no known burial place, and he is memorialised on The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 23), Belgium.
At the time of his death he was 26 years of age.

Moorabbin News (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) Saturday 27 October 1917 p 4

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