Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA14113
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 28 February 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 4116 Private (Pte) Francis William Graham, 22nd Battalion. A labourer from Milltown, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Graham embarked with the 10th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Wiltshire on 7 March 1916. Later wounded in action, he was evacuated to England. Following his recovery he rejoined his unit and then temporarily transferred to the 65th Battalion. Rejoining the 22nd Battalion he was gassed but remained on duty. On 4 October 1918, aged 28, he was killed in action and was buried in the Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gouy, France. 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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