Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA08578
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Darge Photographic Company
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows
Date made 28 April 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


C. J. McKinnon. [Register caption].
Studio portrait of 437 Private (Pte) Charles John McKinnon, 22nd Battalion, of Moyston, Vic. Pte McKinnon enlisted on 27 January 1915 and embarked aboard HMAT Ulysses on 8 May 1915. On 5 August 1916 he was killed in action at Pozieres, France. He has no known grave and is memorialised at Villers Bretonneux, France.
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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