Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA15699
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 17 June 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 1044 Private (Pte) Arthur Harold Hecker, 38th Battalion. A labourer from Bendigo, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Hecker embarked with C Company from Melbourne on HMAT Runic on 20 June 1916. Later transferring to the 7th Battalion with the service number 1044A, he was wounded in action. On 2 August 1918 he succumbed to his wounds and was buried in the Borre British Cemetery, 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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