Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DASEY1525
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Darge Photographic Company
Place made Australia: Victoria, Seymour
Date made c 25 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 2621 Private (Pte) Edward Joseph Connop, 22nd Battalion. A labourer from Little River, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Connop embarked with the 6th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Ulysses on 27 October 1915. Later transferring to the 7th Battalion, he was promoted to Corporal and wounded in action. Following his recovery, he rejoined his unit and was promoted to Sergeant. Later wounded in action for the second time, he was evacuated to hospital where, on 11 October 1917, aged 22, he succumbed to his wounds and was buried in the Calais Southern Cemetery, France. His cousin, 3523 Lance Corporal John Edmond Connop died of wounds on 16 October 1917. 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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