Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA09901
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 August 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 Sergeant (Sgt) Hubert Percy Fraser, 9th Reinforcements, 22nd Battalion, of Malvern, Vic. Sgt Fraser enlisted on 12 May 1915 and embarked aboard HMAT Warilda on 8 February 1916. He served with the 24th Battalion before attaining the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July 1916 and returning to the 22nd Battalion. On 3 May 1917 he was killed in action at Bullecourt in the Bapaume area of France and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. 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.See also DA13429.

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