Monochrome photographic portrait of Subedar Mir Dast standing on the balcony of the Royal Pavilion. Taken during its use as a Military Hospital, 1915. Mir Dast was a Pathan soldier who was awarded the Victoria Cross by King George V at the Royal Pavilion in August 1915.
This postcard shows Mir Dast, an Indian soldier who was treated at the Pavilion Indian Military Hospital. He stands on the balcony of the Royal Pavilion, and wears a coat with a mandarin collar, which is open and turned down. He wears a coloured turban with a striped pattern. He carries a cane in his right hand. The Royal Pavilion, Dome and Corn Exchange acted as a military hospital for wounded Indian soldiers from December 1914 until early 1916. A Muslim Pathan, Mir Dast was awarded the Victoria Cross by King George V at the Pavilion in August 1915.