Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DAX0510
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original whole plate negative
Maker Darge Photographic Company
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows
Date made c May 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Group portrait of 28 officers of the 23rd Battalion, including Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) George Frederick Morton, Commanding Officer (seated front row, fourth from left), and Chaplain Captain Percy Bladen (seated front row, second from left), both serving with Headquarters. The other officers in this portrait are probably members of the 23rd Battalion Headquarters, A Company, B Company, C Company or D Company who embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Euripides (A14) on 10 May 1915, with Lt Col Morton and Chaplain Bladen. Their exact identities and positions are unknown. Headquarters: Lieutenant (Lt) Douglas Barnes; Lt Eric Thomas Brind; Lt Albert Valentine Dwyer; Lt Timothy Bernard Farrell; Captain (Capt) Harry Franklyn Green (AAMC); Lt Ernest Ederblom King and Capt George Hodges Knox. A Company: Capt Matthew Baird; Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) Irving Russell Flett; 2nd Lt Reginald Eric Hain; Lt John Edward Lloyd; 2nd Lt John McNab Main and 2nd Lt Percy George Rupert Parkes. B Company: 2nd Lt Bertram Atkinson; 2nd Lt Edward John Howells; 2nd Lt George Archibald Jaques; 2nd Lt Hugh Campbell Gemmell Macindoe; Capt Leslie Willliam Matthews and 2nd Lt John Pascoe. C Company: 2nd Lt Duncan Beith; Capt William Brazenor; Capt Hugh Marcell Conran; 2nd Lt Walter James Galbraith; 2nd Lt Robert Goldthorpe Raws and 2nd Lt Frederick Henry Ward. D Company: Lt Leslie Glen Addison; Lt Arthur Herbert Kennedy; 2nd Lt John Archer Lorimer and Lt Frank Morris. Another 23rd Battalion officer, 2nd Lt John (Jack) Drummond, also embarked aboard HMAT Euripides with the 1st Reinforcements on 8 May 1915. (See also P10699.002)