Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DAOD1612
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 April 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Outdoors portrait of 4455 Private (Pte) Ralph Simon Johnson Knight, 21st Battalion. A labourer from Kilmore, Vic prior to enlistment, Pte Knight with his brothers 4453 Pte Albert Edward Knight and 4454 Pte Frederick Knight with the 11th Reinforcements from Melbourne on RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916. Whilst serving on the Western Front he was temporarily transferred to the 66th Battalion. After returning to the 21st Battalion he was then transferred to the 24th Battalion and returned to Australia on 1 April 1919. Pte Albert Edward Knight died of wounds on 19 January 1917 and Pte Frederick Knight returned to Australia on 12 May 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.

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