Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DAOD1512
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 March 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Informal portrait of J Borinelli (495 Sapper Giovanni Borinelli), No 2 Company, 2 Section, of NSW. Sapper Borinelli served with the 2nd Tunnelling Company. Born in Teglio, Italy, he was a naturalised British Citizen, and a 29 year old marble mason prior to enlistment, he embarked on 20 February 1916 from Sydney aboard HMAT Ulysses. He returned to Australia on 24 August 1918, suffering from asthma triggered off by a gas shell explosion in November 1916.