Sir Lancelot Henry Elphinstone (1879 – 1965)

Sir Lancelot Henry Elphinstone

Sir Lancelot Elphinstone

Perhaps her most illustrious owner, Sir Lancelot, is listed in the Certificate of British Registry as a Barrister, and owning ‘Cachalot’ from 8 April, 1936. We know a little about his military career, but sadly, nothing about his interest in ‘Cachalot’. He sold her after only four months.

Lancelot Henry Elphinstone served in the 47th Coy., 13th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry during the Boer War. He was promoted from Second Lieutenant to Captain in the 14th Middlesex (Inns of Court) Volunteer Rifle Corps. in 1909. After the First World War, he was employed by the Honduras Trading Company loan Ordinance and in 1921 was Trinidad & Tobago Knight Chief Justice of Federated Malay States.

In 1924 Lancelot Henry Elphinstone, Esq. was appointed a Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of the Straits Settlements.

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