Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA08667
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 15 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 Captain (Capt) Bernard Oscar Charles Duggan, 21st Battalion, of St Arnaud, Vic. Capt Duggan embarked aboard HMAT Ulysses on 8 May 1915. On 12 March 1916 he was promoted to the rank of Major. On 16 June 1917 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding Officer of the 21st Battalion. On 1 January 1918 he was awarded a Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for 'conspicuously good work as Senior Major' at Pozieres in July/ August of 1916 and at Flers in November 1916. On 2 April 1919 he was awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order for the Battalion attack at Montbrehain on 5 October 1918 where 'during the attack he set a fine example of zeal and energy to his command'. On 25 March 1919 he returned to Australia and his appointment was terminated on 4 October 1919.

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