On their own - Britain's child migrants

George 'Shorty' Hall

smartly dressed elderly man

"After the war I started for Stepney and had a great welcome. I met a number of the staff and attended a memorial parade at the Cenotaph in London. I remain, one of the Old Boys."

Photographs reproduced courtesy David Lorente.

Migrated when he was: 14 years old
Sent by:
Barnardo's
Sailed on: 'SS Labrador'
Arrived at: Quebec, Canada in 1897
Lived in: Canada
Memento: Photograph of medals he was awarded during World War I

old photo of a soldier in uniform

seven medals on colourful ribbons

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