Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA08949
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Darge Photographic Company
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows
Date made c May 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 165 Private (Pte) John Aubrey Hanchett of Pomborneit, Vic. Pte Hanchett enlisted on 14 January 1915 and embarked aboard HMAT Ulysses on 8 May 1915. He served as a sergeant with the 21st Battalion before he was killed in action on 4 October 1917 at Zonnebeke, Belgium. The circumstances surrounding Pte Hanchetts death were described on his Roll of Honour circular, completed by his parents, in the following way: "He was a Bombing Officer for his regiment which had captured a pill box and the German officer who had surrendered to him, had a revolver secreted in his hand, and shot him dead as he crawled out".

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