Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DAX1362
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original whole plate negative
Maker Darge Photographic Company
Date made c 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Outdoor group portrait of soldiers of the 3rd Division Signal Company, 4th (Western Australian) Section. Identified back row, left to right: 10836 Driver Harry Dunn, farmer from Perth; 10848 Sapper Ernest Wilfred Nicholls, clerk from Perth;10832 Sapper James Stewart 'Spot' Ashton, linotype operator from Perth; 10855 Sapper George Henry James Underwood, telephone mechanic from Maylands; 10849 Sapper Edward Leslie Reeves, railway clerk from North Fremantle; 10856 Driver John Vassie, contractor from Sandstone; 10834 Lance Corporal (L Cpl) John Brown, warehouseman from Fremantle; 10833 Sapper Norman Beckley, postal assistant from Sandstone; 10842 2nd Corporal Thomas Houlden, telegraphist from Beverley (later awarded MM and bar); 10840 L Cpl Victor Vivian Hallissey, relief officer railways, from Wagin (later awarded MM); 10843 Sapper Herbert Hurley, postal employee from Harvey (later awarded MID); 10844 Sapper Walter Edward James, electrician from Cottesloe (later awarded MM); 10839 Driver Arthur Robert Green, linesman from Pinjarra; 10838 Sapper Victor Robert Ford, salesman from Leederville; 10853 Sapper Arthur Tomlinson, telegraphist from West Northam; 10835 Sapper Sydney Cooper, postal assistant from Midland Junction; 10831 Sapper Edmund Abberton, telegraphist from Bunbury (died of illness 6 November 1918); 10847 Sapper William Robert Nicholas, civil servant from Claremont; 10845 Sapper Herbert George Jarman, civil servant from Fremantle; and 10850 Sapper Arthur Douglas Sinclair, bank officer from Claremont. Front row: 10841 2nd Corporal Ernest Joseph Hocking, clerk from Perth (later awarded MM); 10837 Sergeant (Sgt) Herbert Roy Evans, clerk from Perth; Lieutenant (Lt) Francis John Tuckett, telegraphist from Victoria Park East (later awarded MC then killed in action 14 October 1917); 10851 Sgt Ernest Borland Stanbury, draughtsman from North Fremantle (later promoted to Lt and awarded MBE); 10852 Cpl Eric Oswald Strang, telegraphist from Armadale; and 10846 Sapper Morris Hunter Munday, clerk from North Fremantle.