1914-15 Star (Capt., 7th Infantry); B.W.M. & Bilingual V.M. (Capt.). Mtd for wearing.
With a photocopy of the London Gazette 19/10/20 showing entitlement to the O.B.E. (Civil) - "for services in or for certain of the Overseas Dominions, and in connection with the War - Cecil Ernest Herrick Langley Esq., Inspector of Mines, South-West Africa Protectorate".
With a photocopy of the Q.S.A. medal roll showing him as 667 Tpr., 1st Imperial Light Horse, and entitled to the clasps 'Relief of Mafeking', 'Defence of Ladysmith' and 'Transvaal'. The medal was sold in D.N.W. on 21/9/01, lot 201, hammer £350. He enlisted in the I.L.H. at Ladysmith on 28/10/99.
He was the son of Henry William and Emma Georgina Langley and was baptised at Great Malvern on 27/9/71. He died in the Transvaal on 18/11/58.
He was one of three brothers and was a fine rugger player; after leaving school he became a Shakespearean actor with Frank Benson's company but after several years of acting and rugger he decided to seek his fortune in the gold mines of South Africa.
He refused financial help from his father, saying "I've two hands, and am perfectly fit, and if I can't make a living I'm not worth much". The latter details come from the book "Daisy Ashford - Her Life".