By their own hand

By their own hand

Inspired by the phrase "Death caused by injuries inflicted by own hand" which I first saw in the service record of a soldier who shot himself while serving in India, this community remembers the tormented people who made the decision to take their own lives. It includes some of those who committed suicide while in service, or who did so later due to a war-related reason or illness. The community also includes some of those who attempted suicide. (These people often then found themselves in court, or facing a court martial, because suicide was illegal.) Recognising the sensitivity of the circumstances of the deaths of the people in this community, if any relatives have any issues about the information displayed about individuals, or are unduly distressed by it, please email me.

Created by: Yvonne27542

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  • Born 1887

    Died 1919

    British Army GS/50088 Private Royal Fusiliers

    British Army 50088 Private Royal Fusiliers

  • Born 1881

    Died 1917

    British Army 4864 Private Dragoon Guards

    British Army 308882 Private Royal Engineers

    British Army 308882 Sapper Royal Engineers

  • Born 1893

    Died 1922

    Other Empire Force 6063 Nurse Voluntary Aid Detachment (St. John)

    Other Empire Force Nurse Voluntary Aid Detachment, Q.A.I.M.N.S.

  • Profile picture for Dyson Bransby 'brock' Williams,

    Born 1877

    Died 1922

    British Army Lieutenant Colonel Welsh Regiment

    British Army Temporary Major Welsh Regiment

    British Army Acting Lieutenant-Colonel Royal Welsh Fusiliers

  • Profile picture for Cecil Aylmer Cameron

    Born 1883

    Died 1924

    British Army Temporary Major Intelligence Corps

  • British Army Captain Royal Army Medical Corps

    British Army Temporary Major Royal Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1896

    Died 1920

    British Army 4204 Private London Regiment

  • Born 1878

    Died 1918

    British Army 3675 Acting Warrant Officer Class 2 Royal Engineers

    British Army 3675 Company Serjeant Major Royal Engineers

  • Born 1874

    Died 1916

    British Army 17122 Private Northumberland Fusiliers

  • Born 1899

    Died 1927

    British Army Second Lieutenant Rifle Brigade

    British Army Second Lieutenant 11th Hussars

    British Army Captain 11th Hussars

  • Profile picture for Vincent Hall

    Born 1896

    Died 1918

    British Army 6572 Private West India Regiment

  • British Army 37728 Private Northumberland Fusiliers

    British Army Second Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers

  • Profile picture for Richard Thomas Buckle

    Born 1890

    Died 1924

    British Army 9827 Private South Wales Borderers

    British Army 9827 Private South Wales Borderers

  • Profile picture for Richard Hutton Davies

    Born 1862

    Died 1918

    British Army Brigadier General Staff Corps

    British Army Major Staff Corps

    British Army Major General General Staff

  • Profile picture for Frank Gordon Simmons

    Born 1885

    Died 1917

    British Army 44027 Private The Queen's

    British Army 44027 Private The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

    British Army 226120 Private Labour Corps

  • Born 1877

    Died 1922

    British Army Major Royal Field Artillery

    British Army Temporary Lieutenant Colonel Royal Field Artillery Royal Artillery

  • British Army Second Lieutenant Leicestershire Regiment

    British Army Lieutenant Leicestershire Regiment

  • British Army 423333 Private London Regiment

  • Profile picture for Albert Ellis Brock

    Born 1885

    Died 1916

    British Army 7350 Private Cheshire Regiment

    British Army 7350 Private Cheshire Regiment

  • Born 1892

    Died 1933

    British Army PS4525 Private Royal Fusiliers

    British Army Second Lieutenant Manchester Regiment