Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA18209
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 27 June 1917
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 7589 Private (Pte) Thomas William Young. Originally from Norwood, England, Pte Young was a clerk from Abbotsford, Victoria prior to enlistment and embarked with the25th Reinforcements, 7th Battalion from Melbourne on HMAT Themistocles on 4 August 1917. Later wounded in action he was evacuated to a casualty clearing station where, on 20 August 1918, aged 18, he succumbed to his wounds and was buried in the Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France. His father, 2912 Pte Arthur Henry Young, also served in the AIF. This is one of a series of photographs taken by the Darge Photographic Company which had a 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 DA18210.

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