|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
Darge Photographic Company
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows|
|Date made||c April 1916|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Outdoors portrait of 4453 Private (Pte) Albert Edward Knight, 21st Battalion. A labourer from ...
Outdoors portrait of 4453 Private (Pte) Albert Edward Knight, 21st Battalion. A labourer from Kilmore, Vic prior to enlistment, Pte Knight embarked with his brothers 4455 Pte Ralph Simon Johnson Knight and 4454 Pte Frederick Knight with the 11th Reinforcements from Melbourne on RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916. On 19 January 1917, aged 254, he died of wounds and was buried in the St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. Pte Ralph Knight returned to Australia on 1 April 1919 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.