F. Beikempe

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Private F. Beikempe was a soldier 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 based in Grahamstown and Keiskama Hoek.

Contribution to South African Theatre

Private F. Beikempe was a backstage artist and painted the backdrop "Mrs Malaprop' Lodgings" for Sheridon's famous comedy The Rivals.

(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 3, Grahamstown, November 1, 1860. Page 31.)


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