Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DASEY2017
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Darge Photographic Company
Place made Australia: Victoria, Seymour
Date made c 15 September 1915
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 A Bath, believed to be 3781 Acting Sergeant (A/Sgt) Allen Frederick Bath, 22nd Battalion from Burwood, Victoria. A 19 year old market gardener with 12 months previous service in the 29th Light Horse prior to enlisting in the AIF on 14 July 1915, he embarked for overseas with the 9th Reinforcements from Melbourne on 8 February 1916 aboard HMAT Warilda (A69). After arriving in Egypt and joining the 22nd Battalion, he went with them to France in March 1916. A/Sgt Bath was killed in action at Pozieres on 5 August 1916 and is buried in the Serre Road Cemetery No 2, Beaumont Hamel, France. 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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