Subedar Mir Dast on a Royal Pavilion balcony, 1915

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Digital Media Bank ID: 766
Original Filename: dmas_ha928128_d01.jpg
Description: 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.
Categories: Timeline/ 1910s, Timeline/ World War One (1914-1918), Collections/ Local & Social History, Learning Themes/ WW1/ Photographs, Collections/ Local & Social History/ Historic Photographs, Learning Themes/ Royal Pavilion/ Indian Military Hospital (1914-1916), People/ Mir Dast  
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Credit: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Licence: Public Domain / CC0
Caption: Subedar Mir Dast on a Royal Pavilion balcony, 1915
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Type (of Object or Artwork): Photographic Print
Title (of Artwork / Object): Photographic Print
Date Created (of Object / Artwork): 1915
Description (Object or Artwork): 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.
Source (of Object / Artwork): Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Subject tags:
Royal Pavilion Indian Military Hospital
Other Keywords: hospital, medicine, Indian Corps, Pathan, Pashtunindian hospital
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Media: Image
Size: 10.15 MB; 3840 x 5553 pixels; 325 x 470 mm (print at 300 DPI); 1016 x 1469 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Portrait
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Linked Accession no.: HA928128
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