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 1881

    Died 1915

    Royal Navy Chatham 5/1983 Royal Fleet Reserve

    Royal Navy 294309 Stoker 1st Class Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 2nd Reserve Battalion Royal Naval Division

  • Born 1891

    Royal Navy J834

  • Born 1897

    Died 1918

    Royal Navy J19249

    Royal Navy J/19249 Able Seaman HMS Calypso

  • Born 1901

    Died 1919

    Royal Navy M34574 Cook's Mate 2nd Class H.M.S. "Victory"

  • Profile picture for Edward Coutts

    Born 1894

    Died 1917

    British Army 26271 Drummer Gordon Highlanders

    British Army 290483 Drummer Gordon Highlanders

    British Army 290483 Private Gordon Highlanders 7th Battalion

  • Born 1896

    Died 1917

    British Army 65816 Private Royal Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1898

    Died 1920

    British Army 9632 Private Dorsetshire Regiment 1st Battalion

    British Army 9632 Private Dorsetshire Regiment 1st Battalion

  • British Army Lieutenant Tank Corps

  • Born 1887

    Died 1924

    British Army 166179 Gunner Royal Garrison Artillery 5th Siege Battery

  • Died 1926

    British Army 119135 Driver Royal Field Artillery 110 Bridage

  • Profile picture for Andrew Gillespie

    Born 1889

    Died 1915

    British Army 47649 Driver Royal Field Artillery 4th Brigade

    British Army 4762914 Driver Royal Field Artillery 4th Brigade

    British Army 47649 Driver Royal Field Artillery

  • British Army 37728 Private Northumberland Fusiliers

    British Army Second Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers

  • Born 1892

    Died 1919

    British Army 136817 Driver Royal Engineers

  • Born 1874

    Died 1916

    British Army 17122 Private Northumberland Fusiliers 1st Battalion

  • British Army 423333 Private London Regiment 10th battalion lond Battalion

  • Born 1899

    Died 1921

    British Army 19386 Private Cheshire Regiment

  • British Army Captain Royal Army Medical Corps

    British Army Temporary Major Royal Army Medical Corps

  • British Army Second Lieutenant Leicestershire Regiment

    British Army Lieutenant Leicestershire Regiment

  • British Army Major Royal Field Artillery

    British Army Lieutenant Colonel Royal Field Artillery

  • Profile picture for Guy Warneford Nightingale

    Born 1890

    Died 1935

    British Army Lieutenant Captain Royal Munster Fusiliers

    British Army Brevet Major Royal Munster Fusiliers