Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA09514
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 June 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 1787 Private (Pte) Arthur Hubert Thompson, 23rd Battalion, a 22 year old labourer from Warburton, Victoria when he enlisted in the AIF on 20 May 1915. He embarked for overseas with the 2nd Reinforcements from Melbourne on 16 July 1915 aboard HMAT Demosthenses. After serving with the 22nd Battalion at Gallipoli, he went on to serve on the Western Front where he was killed in action on 4 August 1916. Pte Thompson was buried north of Pozieres, France but his grave could not be located after the war and his name was engraved on the Villers Bertonneux Memorial with others who have no know grave. His grave was later discovered in 1935 and he was reburied in the Combles Communal Cemetery Extension, 16 kilometres east of Albert, France.

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