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African priest, Western Front. This photograph shows a black priest, wearing what seem to be Church of England vestments over army uniform. He is standing in a camp of wooden huts. This is likely to be one of the segregated Labour Camps, probably of the South African Native Labour Contingent SANLC. Some of these were near the ports such as Dieppe and Rouen, others were further inland such as those at Abbeville, Albert and Arras. This may be one of a series, some of which have been attributed to the photographer John Warwick Brooke. They must all have been taken after February 1917, when the Labour Camps were established on the Western Front. [Original reads: The native parson.]

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