H. Davies

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H. Davies was a sergeant in the North Lincolnshire Regiment of Foot when the Regiment 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. (Modern spelling: Keiskammahoek.)

He held the rank of sergeant when he arrived in the Cape Colony.

Sergeant H. Davies acted in two productions during his stay in the Eastern Frontier.

He was a member of the Dramatic Club, and performed twice with The Sergeants.

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


He was one of the The Sergeants 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 Sergeants performance of Mark Lemon's one-act farce, The Camp at Chobham. (Rooster).

(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 2, Grahamstown, September 15, 1860, page 18.)

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

October 12, 1860: Acted in The Sergeants' production of William Shakespeare's Tragedy of Macbeth. (Siward, Earl of Northumberland, General of the English Forces).

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


See below individual productions.

North Lincoln Sphinx Vol 1.

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