Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA11816
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 4773 Private (Pte) Leslie Edward Daw, 8th Battalion. A maltster from Ballarat West, Vic prior to enlistment, Pte Daw embarked with the 15th Reinforcements from Melbourne aboard HMAT Wiltshire on 7 March 1916. On 1 August 1918 he was killed in action at Strazeele, France, aged 30. His brother, 2043 Corporal William Daw, 9th Company, Army Service Corps, had previously died of wounds on 17 August 1915 in Egypt. 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.

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