|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
Darge Photographic Company
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows|
|Date made||c 4 September 1916|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives
Portrait of Lieutenant (Lt) Wilfred Griffith Barlow of Elsternwick, Victoria, and 58th Battalion. A school teacher with the Victorian Education Department prior to enlistment, Lt Barlow had ten years service with Junior and Senior Cadets and in the Citizen Forces with 66th and 65th Infantry. He embarked at Melbourne on HMAT Shropshire on 25 September 1916, disembarking at Plymouth on 11 November 1916 before proceeding to France on 10 February 1917. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 6 April 1917 and was killed in action at Bullecourt, France, on 12 May 1917, aged 30 years.
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.