Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA11477
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Darge Photographic Company
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows
Date made c October 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Studio portrait of two soldiers wearing greatcoats and balaclavas. The soldier on the left is holding a baby possum in the palm of his hand. One of them is identified as: 131 Lance Corporal (LCpl) Alfred Betts, A Company, 31st Battalion, of Lismore, NSW, aged 22 years. LCpl Betts enlisted on 15 July 1915 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Wandilla on 9 November 1915. He was later promoted to corporal and returned to Australia on 25 March 1919.

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