Musical mystery to be solved

Musical mystery to be solved

known 26th October 2017

Hugh Gordon Langton is the only casualty commemorated by the Commission with a piece of music as the personal inscription on his headstone. But what is the tune? Over the years, there has been much debate about the origin of the notes with many suggesting they could be from the American song After the Ball – however many are unconvinced. At the 100th anniversary of Hugh’s death, the public are being asked if they recognise the music. A brilliant young violinist, Hugh was a taught by some of the most distinguished musicians in Europe including Otakar Sevcik of Prague and Vienna, Leopold Auer of St Petersburg, and Emanuel Wirth of Berlin – a member of the famous Joachim Quartet.

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    Born 1885

    Died 1917

    British Army Second Lieutenant London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)

    British Army 2697/250796 Acting Serjeant London Regiment 3rd lond Battalion

    British Army Second Lieutenant London Regiment 4th lond Battalion