Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA15720
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 20 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 6239 Private (Pte) Stanley Walton Davies, 5th Battalion. A boundary rider from Hamilton, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Davies embarked with the 20th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Euripides on 11 September 1916. On 4 October 1917, aged 28, he was killed in action in Belgium and was buried near where he fell. Following the Armistice his grave could not be located and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. 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. See also DA15721.

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