Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA17742
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 3 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 528 Private (Pte) Henry Hathaway Pearce, 9th Battalion. A carpenter from Maryborough, Qld prior to enlistment, Pte Pearce embarked with E Company from Brisbane on HMAT Omrah on 24 September 1914. Originally reported as missing, a later Court of Inquiry determined that he had been killed during the Gallipoli landing on 25 April 1915. He is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial, Turkey. 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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