Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DASEY2174
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Darge Photographic Company
Place made Australia: Victoria, Seymour
Date made c 30 October 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 10318 Private (Pte) Leslie Gordon Hosking. A french polisher from Collingwood, Victoria, Pte Hosking embarked with the April 1916 Reinforcements, Army Medical Corps from Melbourne on HMAT Euripides on 4 April 1916. After serving with the 3rd Army General Hospital in England he joined the 3rd Field Ambulance in France and was mustered as a Driver. He returned to Australia on 12 May 1919. 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.

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