|Unit||South African Native Labour Contingent (SANLC)|
|Measurement||backing sheet: 45.8 x 28.8 cm; image: 22 x 21.4 cm|
|Physical description||pencil on paper|
First World War, 1914-1918
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South African Labour Corps
Depicts a member of the South African Labour Corps, holding a pitchfork. He wears an oversized Army coat and wide-brimmed hat, with large shoes at the end of skinny legs. The South African Labour force were employed in France early 1917, a base being established in the northern region of Arques-la-Bataille.