Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DASEY1503
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Darge Photographic Company
Place made Australia: Victoria, Seymour
Date made c 17 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 4303 Private (Pte) Cornelius William Rowley, 46th Battalion from North Ballarat, Victoria. An 18 year old labourer prior to enlisting on 7 July 1915, he embarked for overseas with the 13th Reinforcements of the 14th Battalion from Melbourne on 29 December 1915 aboard HMAT Demosthenes. Pte Rowley was killed in action on 11 April 1917 near Bullecourt, France and is commemorated on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux, France with others who have no known grave. 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. The names are transcribed as they appear in the notebooks.

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