Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Unit 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number DA15503
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 May 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of 5054 Acting Corporal Edgar Allan Maxwell, 22nd Battalion, of Sandy Creek, near Wodonga, Vic. A farmer before enlisting on 4 Februaury 1916, he held the rank of Acting Corporal while in camp from 27 April 1916. He was transferred from Seymour to Broadmeadows camp on 21 May 1916. He embarked from Melbourne on HMAT Ayrshire as a Private with the 13th Reinforcements on 3 July 1916. He was killed in action on 3 October 1917 in Belgium, at the age of 25, and is buried at the Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) at Zillebeke. 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.