Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA13323
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 28 December 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of 4147 Private (Pte) Edward James Brownfield, 14th Battalion. A labourer of Ballarat, Victoria, he enlisted on 9 July 1915 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Demosthenes on 29 December 1915 for Egypt. His battalion relocated to the Western Front, France, during June 1916. Pte Brownfield was killed in action on 3 July 1916 at Bois Grenier, France. He was aged 20 years.