T. Coughlin was a sergeant in the North Lincolnshire Regiment of Foot when the Regiment was sent to the Eastern Frontier of the Cape Colony (now the Eastern Province, South Africa) between 1860 and 1862 shortly after the Xhosa cattle-killing movement and famine (1857-1858). The regiment was based in Grahamstown and Keiskama Hoek. (Modern spelling: Keiskammahoek.)
He held the rank of sergeant when he arrived in the Cape Colony.
Sergeant T. Coughlin acted in five productions during his stay in the Eastern Frontier.
(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 14, Keiskama Hoek, December 10, 1862, page 270.)
He was one of the Amateurs of the Band who produced shows for the entertainment of the troops and nearby civilians.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 2, Grahamstown, September 15, 1860, page 18.)
(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 3, Grahamstown, November 1, 1860, page 30.)
(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 3, November 1, 1860. Page 31.)
(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 8, September 30, 1861. Page 108.)
(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 10, Christmas Supplement, 1861. Page 146)
January 20, 1862: Acted in the Officers of the Regiment performance of J. R. Planche's one-act serio-comic, bombastic, operatic interlude, Amoroso, King of Little Britain. (1st Lord of the Bed-Chamber).
(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 11, January 28, 1862, page 163.)
See below individual productions.
North Lincoln Sphinx Vol 1.
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