Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA12217
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 15 November 1915
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 3774 Private (Pte) George Edward Glover. A farm labourer from Poowong, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Glover embarked with the 12th Reinforcements, 8th Battalion from Adelaide on HMAT Ceramic on 23 November 1915. He later served with the 57th Battalion and then the 59th Battalion where he was wounded in action. Subsequently evacuated to the 45th Casualty Clearing Station he succumbed to his wounds on 16 March 1917 and was buried in the Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France. 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.

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