Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA08866
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Darge Photographic Company
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows
Date made 11 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 484 Private (Pte) William Robert Peach, 24th Battalion. Pte Peach, a saddler from Horsham, Vic prior to enlistment, embarked with B Company from Melbourne on HMAT Euripides on 10 May 1915. On 21 September 1917, aged 37, he was killed in action in Belgium and is buried in the Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium. 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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