G. Strachan was a soldier 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).
G. Strachan acted in one production, during which he portrayed a man.
Contribution to SA theatre
November 12, 1862: Acted in the Amateurs of the Band production of John Baldwin Buckstone's two-act domestic “melo-drama”, Luke The Labourer. The play is set in a village in Yorkshire. (Thomas, landlord of the King's Head).
(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 14, Keiskama Hoek, December 10, 1862, page 271.)
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