Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA13186
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 22 December 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 4304 Private (Pte) Ambrose Havelock Fogarty, 12th Battalion. A farmer from Sandfly, Tas prior to enlistment, Pte Fogarty embarked with the 13th Reinforcements from Melbourne aboard HMAT Afric on 5 January 1916. On 7 October 1917 he was killed in action at Broodseide in Belgium, aged 19 and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial. This is one of a series of photographs taken by the Darge Photographic Company which had the 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.

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