Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA14373
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 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 three members of the 14th Battalion who all enlisted on 22 January 1916 and embarked for overseas with the 16th Reinforcements from Melbourne on 14 March 1916 aboard HMAT Anchises. Identified from left to right: 5104 Private George Graham, a 20 year old coal miner from Wonthaggi, Victoria [see also image DA14370]; 5181 Private John Orr, a 19 year old engineer from North Wonthaggi (standing) [see also image DA14371]; and 5147 Private Joseph George Lawrence, a 19 year old railway cleaner from Point Lonsdale, Victoria [see also image DA14372]. All served on the Western Front with the 46th Battalion and returned to Australia in 1919. 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. The names are transcribed as they appear in the notebooks.

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