Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DAOD1579
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


Outdoor portrait of nine soldiers of the 16th Reinforcements, 7th Battalion, including Richardson. He is probably 5179 Private (Pte) George William Henry Richardson (probably back row, far left), a labourer from Oakleigh, Victoria, prior to enlistment. Pte Richardson embarked from Melbourne with the 16th Reinforcements, 7th Battalion, aboard HMAT Suffolk (A23) on 1 April 1916. During his service Richardson transferred to the 57th Battalion. Pte Richardson died of wounds in France on 15 March 1917. 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. The names are transcribed as they appear in the notebooks. (See also DA14670)

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