Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA09731
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 13 July 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 2463 Private (Pte) William Ernest Auhl, 12th Reinforcements, 2nd Field Company Engineers, of South Morang, Vic. Pte Auhl enlisted on 4 May 1915 and embarked aboard RMS Mooltan in Sydney on 11 December 1915. Pte Auhl was transferred to the Australian Army Medical Corps on 28 April 1916 but remained attached to the 2nd Field Company Engineers as a medical detail. On 23 July 1916 he was killed in action at Pozieres, France. His death is commemorated at the Villers Bretonneux Memorial in France. Note that he is wearing the Red Cross badge which denotes that he is a member of the Australian Army Medical Corps.

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