Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA14414
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 12 March 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 4259 Private (Pte) John Dynes, 21st Battalion. A modeller from Burnley, Vic prior to enlistment, Pte Dynes embarked with the 10th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Wiltshire on 7th March 1916. He was killed in action in Belgium on 9th October 1917 aged 34 and is buried in the White House Cemetery, St. Jean-Les-Ypres, Belgium. His brother, 4679 Pte Terrence Williams Dynes MM, 23rd Battalion died of pneumonia after being evacuated to England. 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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