W. Foster

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Private W. Foster served 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). He came to the Cape Colony as a private. The Regiment was first posted to Grahamstown but was later transferred to Keiskama Hoek (Keiskammahoek) in 1862.

Private W. Foster acted in one production for the Amateurs of the Band during his stay on the Eastern Frontier.

(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 14, Keiskama Hoek, December 10, 1862, page 270.)

Contribution to SA theatre

July 9 & 16, 1860: Played in the Band of Amateurs production of The Corsican Brothers. (Celestine, lady of the ballet).

(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 2, Grahamstown, September 15, 1860, page 15.)


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