This then and now image shows Canadian soldiers during a medal presentation in Warrior Square, St Leonards. The original photograph was published in the Hastings and St Leonards Pictorial Advertiser on 3rd May 1917. The notes accompanying the photograph say:
‘On Sunday morning, two DCMs and six Military Medals were presented to Canadian soldiers by Sir Robert Borden, Canadian Prime Minister, who was accompanied by Major-General Turner VC, DSO’. The photograph shows Sir Robert Borden with Colonel Matthews to his left.
Part 2 will follow next week.
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.