Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA17848
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 10 May 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 4768 Private (Pte) Frederick Barrow. Originally from the Isle of Man, England, Pte Barrow was a labourer from Casterton, Victoria prior to enlistment and embarked with the 13th Reinforcements, 29th Battalion from Melbourne on HMAT Suevic on 21 June 1917. Later transferring to the 38th Battalion, he was killed in action on 9 April 1918, aged 19, and was buried in the Mericourt L’Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension, France. 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.

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