Pair to Captain T.M.Langton, 21st Lancers,
Lot 51
Pair to Captain T.M.Langton, 21st Lancers,
Sold for £3,525 (US$ 5,725) inc. premium

Lot Details
Pair to Captain T.M.Langton, 21st Lancers,
East and Central Africa 1897-99, no bar, engraved (Lieut T.M.Langton. 21/Lrs); Africa General Service 1902-56, one bar, Uganda 1900, engraved (Capt T.M.Langton, 21/Lcrs:). Extremely fine. (2)

Footnotes

  • Captain Theobald Michael Langton was born in South Kensington on 31.5.1871. He was educated at St.Gregory's College, Midsomer Norton, Somerset. After the R.M.A. Sandurst he was Second Lieutenant 4.3.1891, 21th Hussars; Lieutenant 12.6.1895 21st Lancers; Captain 28.12.1899 21st Lancers. He was employed with the Uganda Protectorate from 23rd February 1898. He was awarded the East and Central Africa Medal with no clasp whilst attached to the Uganda Rifles (TNA WO100/90) and awarded the Africa General Service Medal with clasp Uganda 1900 (for operations against the Nandis) attached Uganda Rifles (TNA WO100/91). He resigned his commission to date 4th June 1904.

    Commissioned Temporary Major 12 November 1914 Langton was employed on recruiting duties and appointed Inspector of Administration Services, Irish Command at the Army HQ, Parkgate Dublin. He remained a Staff Officer until the end of WW1, no doubt witnessing the Easter Uprising of 1916. He saw no overseas service.

    Little is known regarding his life following his resignation from the Army in 1904 and his demobilisation after WW1, but his financial business ventures were to land him in court, on 22 Januay 1934 The Times records from their correspondent in Paris........

    The Correctional Court here yesterday imposed fines amounting to 5,000,000 francs (£40,000 at par) on two British subjects Major Theobald Langton and Mr Edward Bryce for offences against a law of 1918, since revoked, forbidding the export of capital.... according to the prosecution the two Englishmen bought in 1920 large numbers of foreign securities, paying for them by cheques on London and Amsterdam, and sold them on the Paris Bourse. Major Langton was fined 3,000,000 francs and Mr Bryce was fined 2,000,000 francs. The law under which they were convicted was repealed in 1928, but it was provided at the time that proceedings begun before abrogation should be continued.

    An appeal reduced Major Langton's fine to 15,000 francs in August 1938.
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