A pastel portrait of a Chinese labourer. The Allied armies relied heavily on Chinese paid labour to dig ditches, unload supplies, and maintain roads and railways. Approximately 80,000 labourers were transported from China to serve on the Western Front. While not in the front lines, they were often within shelling range. Two thousand members of the Chinese Labour Corps died in service.
Sketched by Leonard Richmond
Beaverbrook Collection of War Art