Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DASEY2302
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 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 2576 Private (Pte) Arthur Mackay Boxshall. A labourer from Sorrento, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Boxshall embarked with the 6th Reinforcements, 22nd Battalion from Melbourne on HMAT Ulysses on 27th October 1915. Later transferring to the 2nd Pioneer Battalion, he was reported as wounded and missing in action. A court of enquiry subsequently determined that he had died of wounds 14th November 1916. His remains were later recovered and interred in the Warlencourt British Cemetery, Aras, France. 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. The notebooks contain brief details, usually a surname or unit name, for each negative.

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