D. Johnson

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Corporal D. Johnson was a non-commissioned officer serving with the North Lincolnshire Regiment of Foot when the Regiment was posted to the Eastern Frontier of the Cape Colony between 1860 and 1862, shortly after the Xhosa cattle-killing movement and famine (1857-1858).

The Regiment was first posted to Grahamstown but in 1862 it was transferred to Keiskama Hoek (Keiskammahoek).

Contribution to SA theatre

Corporal D. Johnson acted in two productions.

May 27, 1861: Acted in the Sergeant's Dramatic Club production of John Dobbs. (Squire Fallowfield).

(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 7, June 13, 1861. Page 92.)

June 13 & 17, 1861: Acted in the Sergeant's Dramatic Club three-act romantic drama, adapted from Walter Scott’s poem, The Lady of the Lake. (Allan Bane, an old minstrel in the service of Douglas).

(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 8, September 30, 1861. Page 108.)


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