Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA15839
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 July 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 2179 Private (Pte) Thomas Gabriel Hogan, 58th Battalion. A motor driver from West Melbourne, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Hogan embarked with the 4th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Orsova on 1 August 1916. Whilst serving on the Western Front, he was wounded in action on two separate occasions. On 9 August 1918, aged 24, he was killed in action and, having no known grave, is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France. 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.

Related information