W. C. O'Shaughnessy

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Captain W. C. O'Shaughnessy was a member of the North Lincolnshire Regiment of Foot and served in Grahamstown and Keiskama Hoek between 1860 and 1862 shortly after the Xhosa cattle-killing movement and famine (1857-1858).


He was one of the Officers of the Regiment who produced shows for the entertainment of the troops and nearby civilians.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Captain W. C. O'Shaughnessy acted in one production by the Officers of the Regiment.

April 5, 11 & 19, 1861: Acted in the Officers of the Regiment S. E. Yates and N. H. Harrington's one-act farce A Night at Notting Hill. (Policeman O'Mutton).

(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 6, April 25, 1861. Page 75.)


North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1. 1860.

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