Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DASEY1199
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Darge Photographic Company
Place made Australia: Victoria, Seymour
Date made c 10 August 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 2258 Private (Pte) Stanley Gordon Brown, 22nd Battalion. An iron moulder from Oakleigh, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Brown embarked with the 4th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Hororata on 27 September 1915. Later wounded in action, he was evacuated to England. On rejoining his unit he was killed in action at Passchendaele on 3rd October 1917, aged 19. Having no known grave, he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. See also DA08683. This is one of a series of photographs taken by the Darge Photographic Company which had the concession 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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