Account titled 'An Austral Trubadour: Organ Carried To Battle Despite All Difficulties: Player Sounds Last Chord', [1917]

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Accession Number RCDIG0001549
Collection number 1DRL/0205
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Papers
Physical description 2 Image/s captured
Maker Unknown
Date made c.1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

Account titled 'An Austral Troubadour: Organ Carried To Battle Despite All Difficulties: Player Sounds Last Chord'. The account begins by relating the death of Gunner Clarence Fiddes Brown of the 29th Australian Field Artillery Battery, who had been a well-known pianist in Melbourne. It then details the story of a second-hand organ, which came to be nicknamed the ‘Old Org’, which he and his fellow tent-mates had bought while in camp in Australia. The account details the organ’s travels through the war and the syndicate of men that owned it, in particular Brown and Gunner Reginald Sylvester Mason. The account is written by one of "those disciples of the ‘Old Org’ still going strong…"