Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DASEY1508
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Darge Photographic Company
Place made Australia: Victoria, Seymour
Date made c 20 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 3837 Private (Pte) John Timothy Hurley, 23rd Battalion. A labourer from Seaton, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Hurley embarked with the 9th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Warilda on 8 February 1916. Whilst serving in France he was declared missing in action. A subsequent court of enquiry determined that he had been killed in action on 4 August 1916. Having no known grave, he is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. This is one of a series of photographs taken by the Darge Photographic Company which had a 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. See also DA13722, DA13722.

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