PTE. HAROLD W. HARLOW

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Studio portrait of 6280 Private (Pte) Harold William Harlow, 5th Battalion, an 18 year old farmer from Korumburra, Victoria when he enlisted and embarked for overseas on 11 September 1916 with the 20th Reinforcements from Melbourne aboard HMAT Euripides. Pte Harlow was killed in action on 20 September 1917 at Polygon Wood, Belgium and his name is engraved on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres, Belgium with others who have no known grave. 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 1930's, 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.

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