DE LA FONT, CAPTAIN AUGUSTE, a Frenchman, who entered Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh's service in 1838. He was appointed an aide-de-camp to General Ventura. Later, he acted as a staff officer to Colonel C. M. Wade during his journey to Kābul. He took active part in the action at Fort 'Alī Masjid and was also helpful in Maintaining peace between the Sikh contingent and Wade's "somewhat unruly" force. He left service in the Punjab in 1843 and returned to France. His younger brother (Christian name not known) also served in the Sikh army under Generals Avitabile and Ventura.