S. F. Poole

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S. F. Poole Esq. 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.


S. F. Poole Esq. was a member of the Dramatic Club and acted in one production produced by the Officers of the Regiment during his stay at the Eastern Frontier.

Contribution to SA theatre

December 28 & 30, 1861: Acted in the Officers of the Regiment's performance of Edward Stirling's one-act comic drama, A Lucky Hit (also wrongly referred to as The Lucky Hit) which is set in Versailles. (Chevalier de Castagnac, a poet).

(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 10, Christmas Supplement, 1861, page 146.)


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