Wyndham History

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  • DA15130Delaney,HJ.JPG

    Studio portrait of 5671 Private (Pte) Henry Joseph Delaney, 7th Battalion. A grocer from Werribee, Vic prior to enlistment, Pte Delaney embarked with the 18th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Ayrshire on 3 July 1916. On 27 April 1917 he was killed in action on the Somme, aged 26, and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. 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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