Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA16149
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 8 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 29611 Gunner Angas Bar McLeish, Australian Field Artillery from Richmond, Victoria. A 19 year old engineer prior to enlistment on 22 April 1916, he embarked for overseas with the 120th Howitzer Battery from Melbourne on 3 October 1916 aboard HMAT Aeneas. While serving with the 54th Battery of the 14th Field Artillery Brigade in France, he was killed in action on 13 March 1917 near Flers and is buried in the Guards Cemetery Lesboeufs, France. [See also image DA16148 and DA16150] 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. The names are transcribed as they appear in the notebooks.

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