|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
Darge Photographic Company
|Date made||c May 1915|
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) Curnow, 22nd Battalion, probably Lt Herbert Franklin Curnow of South Melbourne, Victoria. A clerk in the Department of Defence prior to enlistment, Curnow embarked with C Company, 22nd Battalion from Melbourne aboard HMAT Ulysses on 10 May 1915. During service Curnow achieved the rank of Captain. He was killed in action on 5 August 1916 at Pozieres, France. This is one of a series of photographs taken by the Darge Photographic Company which had a 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. The names are transcribed as they appear in the notebooks. See also DA09042.