|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
Darge Photographic Company
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives
Studio portrait of 6143 Private (Pte) Harold Windridge, 5th Battalion. A labourer from Pannoobamawm, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Windridge embarked with the 19th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Themistocles on 28 July 1916. Later transferring to the 38th Battalion he was wounded in action and evacuated to England. Following his recovery he rejoined his battalion and was gassed. He returned to Australia on 30 April 1919. This is one of a series of photographs taken by the Darge Photographic Company which had a concession to take photographs at the Broadmeadows and Seymour army camps during the First World War. In the 1930's, 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.