Medical Orderly or Stretcher Bearer from Madagascar (Hova (see in Wikipedia))
Emile (from Tananarive)
Hova or Sakalava (see in Wikipedia), soldiers or workers, whether at the French front or the front in Salonika, all brought to their task the same quiet efficiency, the same zeal, the same conscientiousness. Some of them had strong black faces, others had a scared look, but they all expressed equal devotion. Under the branches of their trench-shelters, they used to sing in melancholy voices, endless songs of their homeland, or sometimes hymns. They certainly were not made for fighting: their preference would have led them to peaceful work in the fields. And yet, however much was asked of them, they gave of their best. That is why they have a right to our esteem and our affection.