Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Unit 1st Australian Field Artillery Brigade
Accession Number DA09734
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 July 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait probably of 4592 Private (Pte) John Robert Allan, 7th Reinforcements, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, of Newcastle, NSW. Pte Allan enlisted on 8 April 1915 and embarked aboard RMS Persia in Sydney on 10 August 1915. Corporal (Cpl) Allan was killed in action at Westhoek Ridge, near Ypres, on 16 October 1917. His death is commemorated at The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial in Belgium. Cpl Allan had three brothers who also served with the AIF, including 3752 Pte Duncan Gillies Allan, who returned to Australia on 15 June 1919. Note he is holding a riding crop. See also DA09733.