Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA11586
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 3455 Private (Pte) Bertie Pring, 15th Battalion. A labourer from Ballarat, Vic prior to enlistment, Pte Pring embarked with the 11th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Nestor on11 October 1915. On 29 June 1916 he died, aged 23, from wounds received in action at Armentieres and was buried in the Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, France. This is one of a series of photographs taken by the Darge Photographic Company which had the concession to take photographs at the Broadmeadows and Seymour army camps during the First World War. In the 1930s, the Australian War Memorial purchased the original glass negatives from Algernon Darge, along with the photographers' notebooks. The notebooks contain brief details, usually a surname or unit name, for each negative. See also DASEY1403