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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  • Profile picture for John Murray Kendall

    Born 1877

    Died 1926

    British Army Captain Royal Warwickshire Regiment 16 Battalion

  • Born 1878

    Died 1921

    Royal Navy CH/9763 Private Royal Marine Light Infantry

    Other Empire Force Coastguardsman H.M. Coastguard Buncrana Coast Guard Station

  • Died 1921

    British Army 31688 Private Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

    British Army 5373728 Private Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

  • Profile picture for Peter Chirvin

    Born 1895

    Died 1919

    British Army 1932 Private Australian Imperial Force

    Australian Imperial Force 1932 Private 49th Australian Infantry Battalion 49th Australian Infantry Battalion

  • Born 1891

    Died 1919

    British Army 8/13336 Private Royal Irish Rifles

    British Army 13336 Rifleman Royal Irish Rifles

  • Born 1886

    Royal Navy Z/418 Royal Naval Division

  • Born 1878

    Died 1916

    British Army 11788 Private East Yorkshire Regiment 7th Battalion

    British Army TR/5/24614 Private Training Reserve 7th Battalion

    British Army TR5/24614 Private East Yorkshire Regiment 9th Battalion

  • Profile picture for James George Black

    Born 1877

    Died 1918

    British Army Major King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)

  • Died 1917

    British Army

    Australian Imperial Force

  • Born 1901

    Royal Navy 20385 Royal Marine Light Infantry: Plymouth Division

  • Born 1899

    Died 1917

    Royal Navy J48316 Boy 2nd Class H.M.S. Impregnable

    Royal Navy J48316 Boy 1st Class H.M.S. Impregnable

    Royal Navy J48316 Boy 1st Class H.M.S. Hercules

  • Born 1883

    Royal Navy Lieutenant-Commander

    Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander

  • Born 1871

    Died 1919

    Royal Navy Midshipman

    Royal Navy Sub-Lieutenant

    Royal Navy Lieutenant

  • Born 1879

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander

  • Born 1892

    Died 1950

    Royal Navy Temporary Sub-Lieutenant Royal Marine Artillery Eastney Heavy Battery

    Royal Navy Temporary Sub-Lieutenant Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 7th Battalion

    Royal Navy Temporary Captain Royal Marine Artillery How. Brigade

  • Profile picture for Robert Woodward Sutton Curteis

    Born 1885

    Died 1931

    Royal Navy Naval Cadet HMS Britannia

    Royal Navy Midshipman HMS Bulwark

    Royal Navy Acting Sub Lieutenant

  • Born 1887

    Died 1917

    Royal Navy 222706 Signal Boy

    Royal Navy 222706 Signalman HMS Sapphire

    Royal Navy 222706 Leading Signalman HMS Victory II

  • Profile picture for Ernest James Cuddy

    Born 1887

    Died 1917

    Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander

    Royal Navy Lieutenant

  • Born 1881

    Died 1920

    British Army 126439 Private Royal Flying Corps

    British Army 30588 Private Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) 126439 Clerk 3rd Class

  • Born 1898

    Died 1921

    Royal Navy M7080 Artificer HMS Fisgard

    Royal Navy M7080 Engine Room Artificer 5th Class HMS Victory II

    Royal Navy M7080 Engine Room Artificer 5th Class HMS Dreadnought