Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA16319
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 31 August 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 6266 Private (Pte) Michael George, 5th Battalion. A labourer from Melbourne, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte George embarked with the 20th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Euripides on 11 September 1916. While serving in France, he was killed in action at Bullecourt, aged 18 and, having no known grave, is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. 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. See also H06788.

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