Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DAX0181
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original whole plate negative
Maker Darge Photographic Company
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows
Date made c July 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Outdoor portrait of the officers of C Squadron, 8th Light Horse Regiment, in camp at Broadmeadows prior to departure for overseas service. All took part in the charge at The Nek on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Identified, left to right: Captain (Capt) Archibald McGibbon McLaurin; Major (Maj) Arthur Vivian Deeble; Lieutenant (Lt) Charles Coning Dale; Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) Wilfred Robinson; and 2nd Lt Charles Carthew. Capt McLaurin, of Rutherglen, Vic, enlisted on 29 September 1914 and later served as a Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col). He died of pneumonia on 23 November 1918 in Syria; Maj Deeble, later served as a Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) and returned to Australia on 12 May 1918. He was the only one to return to Australian uninjured; Lt Dale, of Melbourne, Vic, prior to his enlistment he was a graduate at Duntroon having spent three years at the Royal Military College. He enlisted on 3 November 1914 and was killed in action on 7 August 1915 at the Nek, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Second Lt Robinson returned to Australia on 29 August 1915 after being wounded at the Nek; and 2nd Lt Carthew, of Myrtleford, Vic, who later served as a Lieutenant, was killed in action on 7 August 1915 at the Nek.