Sergeant M. Lyons 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
(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 2, Grahamstown, September 15, 1860, page 16.)
(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 2, Grahamstown, September 15, 1860, page 18.)
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