Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DACS0568
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original whole plate negative
Maker Darge Photographic Company
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made c November 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Portrait of W H Hill wearing a ribbon bar denoting previous service. It is possibly 13158 Driver (Dvr) William Henry Hill, a hairdresser from Albert Park, Victoria, prior to enlistment, who had served in the Boer War. Dvr Hill embarked with Section 3, 1st Auxiliary Mechanical Transport Company, aboard HMAT Persic (A34) on 22 December 1916. During his service Hill transferred to the 5th Motor Transport Company. He returned to Australia on 5 July 1919. 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. The names are transcribed as they appear in the notebooks.

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