Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA14114
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 11 January 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 4134 Private (Pte) Harold Eugene Hancock, 22nd Battalion. A miner from Kurumburra, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Hancock embarked with the 10th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Wiltshire on 7 March 1916. Later reported as missing in action, a subsequent court of enquiry determined that he had been killed in action on 5 August 1916. Having no known grave he 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.

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