Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA14805
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 7 April 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 1617 Private (Pte) Vivian Vernon Godden, 7th Battalion (left) and Corporal Brown, possibly either 5047 Francis Henry Brown or 5048 Charles Sydney Brown, who all embarked from Melbourne with the 16th Reinforcements, 7th Battalion, HMAT Suffolk (A23) on 1 April 1916. An electrician from Bendigo, Victoria, prior to enlistment, Pte Godden later transferred to the 59th Battalion. He was killed in action on 1 November 1916, aged 19, and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. This is one of a series of photographs taken by the Darge Photographic Company which had a permit 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. See also P03456.001.

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