J. Roberts

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Sergeant J. Roberts 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 1863, shortly after the Xhosa cattle-killing movement and famine (1857-1858). At first, the Regiment was posted to Grahamstown but was later transferred to Keiskama Hoek (Keiskammahoek) in 1862.

Contribution to SA theatre

Sergeant J. Roberts acted in one production of the Sergeants of the Regiment. He played a male role.

October 12, 1860: Acted in the Sergeants of the Regiment’s production of William Shakespeare's tragedy of Macbeth. (Monteith).

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


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