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 1889

    Died 1921

    British Army S/7946 Private Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

    British Army 7946 Private Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

    British Army 7946 Private Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

  • Profile picture for Stewart Gordon Ridley

    Born 1896

    Died 1916

    British Army Second Lieutenant Yorkshire Regiment 12th Battalion

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) Flying Officer (Observer) Royal Flying Corps

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps 17th Squadron

  • Born 1880

    Died 1917

    British Army 80543 Private Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) Depot

  • Born 1888

    Died 1917

    Royal Navy J56927 Ordinary Seaman Chatham Naval Base (HMS Pembroke)

  • Profile picture for Edward Cyril Groves

    Born 1898

    Died 1917

    British Army 1223 Private London Regiment 2nd Bn

    British Army 630169 Private London Regiment 2nd Bn

    British Army 1223 Private London Regiment 20th lond Battalion

  • Born 1891

    Died 1918

    British Army K.W/722 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

    British Army Private York and Lancaster Regiment

    Royal Navy KW/722 Able Seaman Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Hawke Battalion Royal Naval Division

  • Profile picture for Robert Andrew Lomax Purves

    Born 1885

    Died 1916

    British Army 4397 Private Royal Scots 5th Battalion

    British Army 4397 Private Royal Scots 9th (Training Reserve) Battalion

  • Born 1888

    Died 1920

    Royal Navy 228812 Able Seaman H.M.S. "Victory"

  • Born 1898

    Died 1919

    British Army 4756 Private London Regiment 3/23rd (County of London) Battalion

    British Army 52005 Rifleman Rifle Brigade 5th Battalion

    British Army Private London Regiment 1/13th (County of London) Reserve Battalion (Kensington)

  • Born 1893

    Died 1920

    Royal Navy 13580 Private Royal Marine Artillery

    Royal Navy 13580 Gunner 2nd Class Royal Marine Artillery

    Royal Navy 13580 Gunner 1st Class Royal Marine Artillery

  • Born 1892

    Died 1929

    British Army 14823 Private Welsh Regiment

    British Army Second Lieutenant General List

  • Born 1894

    Died 1933

    British Army Second Lieutenant King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

  • Profile picture for William H Garrett

    Born 1885

    Died 1936

    British Army 554642 Sapper Royal Engineers

    British Army 3632 Sapper The Queen's Regiment

    British Army 4595 Sapper Royal Defence Corps

  • Profile picture for James Wall

    Born 1887

    Died 1918

    British Army 16032 Private Cheshire Regiment

  • Profile picture for Christopher Armitage

    Born 1869

    Died 1916

    British Army 3017 Private Yorkshire Dragoons

    British Army 3017 Private Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (inc. Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps) Queen's Own Yorkshire Dragoons

    British Army Private Queens Own Yorkshire Dragoons 3rd

  • Profile picture for John Norton Griffiths

    Born 1871

    Died 1930

    British Army Engineer in Chief Staff GHQ

    British Army Trooper Life Guards

    South African Services Sergeant British South Africa Police

  • Born 1887

    Died 1918

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery

  • Born 1885

    Died 1915

    Royal Navy K.W/501 Able Seaman (Acting) Royal Naval Division

    British Army 21583 Private King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

    Royal Navy Ordinary Seaman Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

  • Born 1885

    Died 1919

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 348459 Driver RCHA

  • Profile picture for James Ireland

    Born 1887

    Died 1918

    British Army SE/7659 Private Army Veterinary Corps

    British Army SE/7659 Corporal Army Veterinary Corps

    British Army SE/7659 Corporal Royal Army Veterinary Corps No. 1 Veterinary Hospital