Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA14103
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 6 March 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 4101 Private (Pte) Arthur Patrick Duffy, 22nd Battalion. A tailor from Richmond, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Duffy embarked with the 10th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Wiltshire on 7 March 1916. On 5 August 1916, aged 20, he was killed in action at Pozieres and was buried in the Serre Road Cemetery No2, Beaumont Hamel, France. 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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