Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA08956
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 12 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 866 Private (Pte) John Albert Wiltshire, 23rd Battalion, of Coldermeade, Vic, aged twenty two, who enlisted on 26 February 1915. He was wounded on 3 May 1917 shortly before being commissioned as a second lieutenant on 31 May 1917. He was awarded the Military Cross (MC) on 16 September 1919 for exceptional gallantry and devotion to duty at Ville-sur-Ancre, near Albert, on 18 May 1918 where he and two signallers established a telephone and communications in the village as the attack progressed. On 2 December 1918 he received a Bar to his MC and returned to Australia on 29 May 1919.

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