Christian Orgeson

Born 14.09.1882

Place Valga, Estonia

Ethnic origin Estonian / Danish

Religion Protestant

Father Danish

Mother Finnish

Arrived at Australia
from London
on 15.04.1913
per Benalla
disembarked at Sydney

Residence before enlistment Sydney

Occupation 1916 seaman, 1917 sail maker, labourer, 1919 motor mechanic (studied at Technical college, Sydney)

service number 7297
enlisted 18.01.1917
POE Sydney
unit 1st Battalion, 35th Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front 1917
casualties WIA 1917
final fate RTA 10.01.1918
discharged 5.08.1918, MU

Naturalisation 1919

Residence after the war Sydney; America


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Blog article



From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

A few Russians who managed to gain qualifications and experience ended up having successful professional careers here. The Estonian Christian Orgeson, who was wounded in the right hand at Ypres, was one; a seaman before the war, with the Repatriation Department's assistance he did a trade course at Sydney Technical College to become a motor mechanic.