Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA15308
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 16 May 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 1938 Private (Pte) Claude Powell Jones, 46th Battalion. A carpenter from Newport, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Jones embarked with the 3rd Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Medic on 20 May 1916. After initially being reported as missing in action, a later court of enquiry determined that he had been killed in action on 11 April 1917. 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 a permit 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.