Second Lieutenant Hugh Gordon Langton

Birth
Greenwich, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Greater London, England
Death 26 Oct 1917 (aged 31–32)
Belgium
Burial Langemark-Poelkapelle, Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Plot Sp. Mem. 3.
Memorial ID 12117383 · View Source
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Casualty of the Great War and Violinist,Hugh served with the 4th Bn.London Regiment(Royal Fusiliers).He fell at Passchendaele. He was an exceptionally gifted violinist and studied under some of the best teachers in Europe,namely Professors Secvik (Prague),Wirth(Berlin),and Auer(Russia).The musical inscription on his headstone is the only one that exists amongst all the memorials tended by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission [CWGC] worldwide. The origin of these few notes remained something of a mystery for a long time until a member of CWGC staff came up with a possible answer; she identified the notes as coming from the old American song 'After the Ball'.He was the first initiate of the Gordon Langton Lodge, No.3069. He was 32 and the son of J. Gordon Langton and Emily Langton of 9E Hyde Park Mansions, London. He left a widow, Una M. Langton, of "Glendura" 92 Hornsey Lane, London.


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  • Added: 20 Oct 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12117383
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Second Lieutenant Hugh Gordon Langton (1885–26 Oct 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12117383, citing Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Langemark-Poelkapelle, Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .