Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DACS1463
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Darge Photographic Company
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made c 26 October 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Copy of a portrait of Haddrick, probably 801 (779) Private (Pte) Ernest Henry Haddrick, a farmhand prior to enlistment. Pte Haddrick embarked from Melbourne with the 15th Reinforcements, 8th Machine Gun Company, aboard SS Indarra on 26 November 1917. He was killed in action in France on 2 September 1918. His brother 436 Pte Ethelbert Haddrick had been killed in action at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. 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. The names are transcribed as they appear in the notebooks.

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