Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA14098
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 24 February 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 J Henry, probably 2026 Private James Henry Trigg, 31st Battalion who enlisted and served under the alias James Henry. A labourer from Tamworth, NSW prior to enlistment, Pte Henry embarked with the 3rd Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Ballarat on 19 February 1916. Later transferring to the 47th Battalion, he was posted as missing in action. A subsequent court of enquiry determined that he had been killed in action at Pozieres on 4 August 1916. Having no known grave he is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. 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. See also DA14098A.

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