Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA15396
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 23 May 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Portrait of 5472 Private (Pte) Hector Alford, 5th Battalion, of Ellerslie, Victoria. Pte Alford was wounded at Bullecourt receiving gunshot wounds to the neck (lower skull) and thigh. He was repatriated to Australia on 25 November 1917 and discharged on 23 July 1918. He died on 17 December 1920 and is buried at Ellerslie. 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.

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