Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA16416
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 November 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 2423 Private (Pte) Aubrey James Yarra. A carpenter from North Melbourne, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Yarra embarked with the 4th Reinforcements, 38th Battalion from Melbourne on HMAT Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916. Later promoted to Lance Corporal he was posted as missing in action. A subsequent court of enquiry established that he had been killed in action at Passchendaele on 13 October 1917. His remains were later recovered and interred in the Tyne Cot British 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. See also H06747.

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