Mir Dast at the Royal Pavilion, 1915

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Digital Media Bank ID: 787
Original Filename: dmas_ha928190_d01.jpg
Description: Monochrome photograph showing Jemadar Mir Dast surrounded by British army personnel, 1915. Taken in grounds of Royal Pavilion, August 1915, shortly after he was awarded the Victoria Cross.
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: Mir Dast at the Royal Pavilion, 1915
Object or Artwork info
Type (of Object or Artwork): Photographic Print
Title (of Artwork / Object): Photographic Print
Date Created (of Object / Artwork): Early 20th Century
Description (Object or Artwork): This postcard shows a group of Indian patients, officers and orderlies at the Royal Pavilion Indian Hospital. In the front centre sits Mir Dast. 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. This photograph was probably taken during the ceremony.
Source (of Object / Artwork): Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Subject tags:
Royal Pavilion Indian Military Hospital
Other Keywords: hospital, medicine, Indian Corps, wounded, Pathan, Pashtunindian hospital
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Media: Image
Size: 5.86 MB; 4880 x 3541 pixels; 413 x 300 mm (print at 300 DPI); 1291 x 937 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Landscape
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Linked Accession no.: HA928190