R. M. M'Sweeny

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Private R. M. M'Sweeny 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 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.


Private R. M. M'Sweeny and acted in one production during his stay at the Eastern Frontier, both produced by the Officers of the Regiment.

Contribution to SA theatre

October 8, 1860: Acted in the Officers of the Regiment's first performance of Sheridan's five-act comedy, The Rivals. (a Page).

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


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