Object: Portrait of Lance Bridge and an unidentified soldier
This image is No known copyright restriction.
To the best of Te Papa’s knowledge, under New Zealand law:
- there is no copyright or other intellectual property rights in this image in New Zealand; and
- it may be copied and otherwise re-used in New Zealand without copyright or other intellectual property right related restriction.
Te Papa will not be liable to you, on any legal basis (including negligence), for any loss or damage you suffer through your use of this material, except in those cases where the law does not allow us to exclude or limit our liability to you.
You may download and use Te Papa’s images of this work for non-commercial uses.
How to download the image
To download the image from this page, right-click on the image and choose “Save Picture as” (or the equivalent for your browser).
High resolution files and commercial uses
If you need a high resolution file or would like a license for commercial use, please follow the Buy or license link under each image to log your request (charges apply).
You must include the caption information and credit Te Papa as the image source when you use Te Papa’s images. Here are two examples of captioning and crediting Te Papa prefers:
- Railway Workshops - Petone, 1880 - 1889, New Zealand. Burton Brothers. Purchased 1998. Reproduced courtesy of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (O.009829)
- [Expedition party led by Quintin McKinnon], 1888, Dunedin. Frederick Muir, Muir & Moodie. Reproduced courtesy of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (C.001879)
More information about copyright
We recommend these resources for more information:
- Copyright in NZ - Ministry of Economic Development
- Copyright guidelines and resource - Lianza
- Enabling use and re-use - Digital NZ
Find more information about Te Papa's rights project on our blog, including how rights types are assigned.
Get in touch
Please contact email@example.com
- if you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, or
- if you wish to contact the rights holder for this work. We will assist where we can.
|Title||Portrait of Lance Bridge and an unidentified soldier|
Berry & Co (copyist), 1915-1916, Wellington
|Materials||photographic gelatin, sheet glass, silver, photographic plates|
|Classification||studio portraits, portraits, black-and-white negatives, gelatin dry plate negatives|
|Format||half plate (1/2)|
|Credit line||Purchased 1998 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds|
Lance Bridge, service number 8/2255
This copy photograph shows Private Lance Bridge service number 8/2255. Lance is the soldier wearing his service cap, showing the badge of the 5th (Wellington Rifles) Regiment.The other soldier, wearing a tunic with collar badges of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, may be Lance's brother Lionel Septimus Bridge (1885-1971), service number 26/46, who joined the 3rd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade in September 1915. The photographs were copied by Berry & Company from original prints by other photographers.
Lance was 26 years old at the time he attested for service. Born in Wellington in 1888 he was working as a Clerk for the Dunlop Rubber Co., in Courtenay Place, Wellington.
Lance was first assigned to the ‘Samoan Advance Party’ based in Apia which embarked from Wellington on 15 August 1914. On the 17 April 1915 he left Wellington again for Egypt as part of the Otago Infantry, 4th Reinforcements.
Lance died of wounds obtained in action at Gallipoli. He was badly wounded when assisting his wounded comrades at Chunuk Bair in August 1915. He subsequently refused to be taken onto the hospital ship until others worse off than him were seen to (Hutchinson, p.55). 'He lay for two days in the hot sun, with only food or water given by passing soldiers' (Hutchinson, G., 'Pilgrimage - a Traveller's Guide to New Zealanders in Two World Wars, p.55). Eventually he was taken onboard the Hospital Ship 'Dongola' where he died on 13 August 1915. He was buried at sea.
Reference: Hutchinson, G. Pilgrimage - a New Zealand Traveller's Guide to New Zealanders in two World Wars. Penguin, 2012
I know who this is
The Berry Boys
During World War I, around 120 Kiwi soldiers had their photograph taken at Wellington’s Berry & Co photography studio before they left New Zealand to fight in the war . These portraits are now in Te Papa’s collection.
In the lead-up to the World War I centenary (2014-18), Te Papa is working to identify these soldiers and the loved ones they are pictured with. We want to make contact with their descendants, and to record their stories.
Some soldiers have already been identified. For others, we only have the surname etched on the glass negative.
If you have any information you can share about the Berry Boys - either a soldier or someone they are photographed with - please use the online form above. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a phone message for us on 04 381 7129. You can also write to Berry Boys Project Team, Te Papa, PO Box 467, Wellington 6140.
To aid identification, please be sure to include the Te Papa registration number (B.044366, for example) for the photo in question.
Disclaimer: This information was created from historic documentation, and may not necessarily reflect the best available knowledge about the item. Some collection images are created for identification purposes only and may not be of reproduction quality. Some images are not available due to copyright restrictions. If you have information or questions about objects in the collection, contact us using our enquiry form. You can also find out more about Collections Online.