Clarification needed: "It was the first time since Oscar Wilde in 1895 that this law had led to a conviction." presumably this refers to the law on buggery - but Oscar Wilde was not convicted of that. And if it refers to Gross indecency (which Oscar Wilde was convicted of), it's not correct since Alan Turing had been convicted in 1952.
JH - thanks for that, I'll find out where I got that, and check the facts.
OK, the reference came from the Daily Mail I just got to figure out what they meant, or if it was just plain wrong
Lord Montagu, Wildeblood and Pitt-Rivers were charged with 'conspiracy to incite certain male persons to commit serious offences with male persons'. It was the first time this charge had been used since the Oscar Wilde trials in 1895 and it led to public criticism that the police were pursuing a McCarthy-esque purge of society homosexuals.