South African Labour Corps

Unit South African Native Labour Contingent (SANLC)
Accession Number ART03605.034.001
Collection type Art
Measurement backing sheet: 45.8 x 28.8 cm; image: 22 x 21.4 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pencil on paper
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


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.