Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DAD0015
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Darge Photographic Company
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Point Cook
Date made c 20 May 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Group portrait of eight pilots in front of a Bristol Biplane at the Central Flying School at Werribee, Victoria. Identified from left to right are: Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) Eric Landon Simonson, Melbourne University Rifles; 2nd Lt Raymond Francis Galloway, 25th Australian Engineers; Honorary Lieutenant (Lt) Vincent Hall, 2nd Field Company Australian Engineers; an unidentified Captain of the Australian Flying Corps, probably the flying instructor; 2nd Lt Lionel Ernest Cooke, 33rd Australian Engineers (kneeling in the front); Lt Henry Douglas Eyre Ralfe, Royal Australian Garrison Artillery; Lt William Sheldon, Royal Australian Field Artillery; and Lt Allan Murray Jones, 46th Infantry (Australian Militia). The seven named pilots were all granted their Aviators' Certificate in May 1915.