Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA13953
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 14 February 1916
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 G H Morgan, believed to be 3875 Private (Pte) George Henry Morgan, 23rd Battalion from Williamstown, Victoria. A 22 year old clerk prior to enlisting on 26 July 1915, he embarked for overseas with the 9th Reinforcements from Melbourne on 8 February 1916 aboard HMAT Warilda (A69). After arriving in Egypt, he proceeded to France where he was killed in action at Pozieres on 22 August 1916. Pte Morgan is commemorated on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux, France with others who have no known grave. See also image DA13954 which shows him with his brother 3874 Acting Sergeant John Vernon Morgan also of the 23rd Battalion. 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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