This then and now image shows the Canadian Duty Garrison at Carlisle Parade, Hastings, under the command of Majors McLeod and Lyndon. These days the building is home to Astral Lodge.
I’ve been unable to find out much information about the Canadian battalions stationed in Hastings during this time. However there is a little more information about them in this article. More general information about the Canadians stationed in Bexhill and the South East can be read here.
The original image is from the Hastings & St Leonards Pictorial Advertiser dated 22nd February 1917.
The two photographs used to create the image, and the final combined image are below. You can view the top image full size on my Flickr page by clicking on it.
This image is part of a continuing series of Then and Now images I’ve created for East Sussex Council’s World War 1 commemoration website. The website is focused on the contribution that the men and women of East Sussex made towards the war effort.