Gordon Langton was an exceptionally
gifted violinist who, before the First World War,
studied under some of the best teachers in Europe
(Wirth, Auer and Sevcik.) Sadly his name won't
be familiar to you because he was killed at Passchendaele
in 1917 before he had a chance to achieve international
is commemorated by the CWGC at Poelcapelle
British Cemetery. Apart from the details
that exist on the CWGC database, we know
very little about
Gordon Langton except that his
father was devastated by the loss of his
dear son, became ill himself and died exactly
a week after the First World War ended.
The family motto seen here
'The long day needs its night.'