A. Fraser

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Ensign A. Fraser Esq. was an officer in the North Lincolnshire Regiment of Foot which was sent to the Eastern Frontier of the Cape Colony (now the Eastern Province, South Africa) between 1860 and 1862 shortly after the Xhosa cattle-killing movement and famine (1857-1858). The regiment was first based in Grahamstown and then moved to Keiskama Hoek. (Modern spelling: Keiskammahoek.) On April 26, 1860, he left Grahamstown for Fort Jackson, arriving there on May 5.

Ensign A. Fraser acted in three productions during his three-year stay on the Eastern Frontier.

Ensign A. Fraser was a member of the Dramatic Club, in the section known as the Officers of the Regiment.

(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 14, Keiskama Hoek, December 10, 1862, page 270.)


He was one of the Officers of the Regiment who produced shows for the entertainment of the troops and nearby civilians.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

October 8, 1860: Acted in the Officers of the Regiment first performance of Sheridan's five-act comedy, The Rivals. (Lydia Languish).

(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 3, Grahamstown, November 1, 1860, page 30.)

April 5, 11 & 19, 1861: Acted in the Officers of the Regiment J. M. Morton's one-act farce, Don't Judge By Appearances. (Frank Topham).

(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 6, April 25, 1861. Page 75.)

December 28 & 30, 1861: Acted in the Officers of the Regiment performance of Edward Morton's one-act farce, The Eton Boy. (Captain Popham).

(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 10, Christmas Supplement, 1861, page 146.)


(See beneath each production.)

North Lincoln Sphinx Vol 1.

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