Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA16445
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 21 September 1916
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 2632 Private (Pte) Jack Stanley Dale, 58th Battalion. A labourer from Auburn, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Dale embarked with the 6th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Nestor on 2 October 1916. Later reported as missing in action, a court of enquiry subsequently was able to determine that he had been killed on 27 September 1917 in the vicinity of Polygon Wood and had been buried nearby. Following the Armistice his remains were exhumed and re-interred in the Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele, Belgium. 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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