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Sleeping cat with soldier, 1915 | by Australian War Memorial collection
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Sleeping cat with soldier, 1915

ID Number: DA12244

Maker: Darge Photographic Company

Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows


Portrait of 3710 Private Francis Edmund Bilton, 5th Battalion. Note the cat curled up asleep in the corner.


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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Taken on November 16, 1915