Dolan, Samuel Thomas

Dolan

Studio portrait of 1989 Private (Pte) Samuel Thomas Dolan, 31st Battalion. An upholsterer from Leichhardt, NSW prior to enlistment, Pte Dolan embarked with the 3rd Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Ballarat on 18 February 1916. Later wounded in action in France, he succumbed to his wounds on 22 July 1916 and was buried in the Bailleul Cemetery Extension 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. See also P05301.228.

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