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 George Midgley

    Born 1877

    Died 1917

    British Army 16/1528 Private West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) 6th Battalion

    British Army 16/1528 Private Prince Of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) 6th Training Reserve Battalion

  • Died 1932

    British Army A/294000 Private Army Service Corps

  • Born 1896

    Died 1941

    Royal Navy 17737 Royal Marine Light Infantry: Chatham Division

    Royal Navy CH/17737 Corporal 4th Royal Marine Battalion

    Royal Navy CH/17737 Corporal HMS Glory

  • Born 1882

    Died 1924

    British Army The King's Own Scottish Borderers 3rd Battalion

    British Army 16690 Private The King's Own Scottish Borderers 3rd Battalion

    British Army 330524 Sapper Royal Engineers Inland Waterways And Docks

  • Profile picture for Stanley Ronald Kershaw Gurner

    Born 1890

    Died 1939

    British Army Temporary Lieutenant Army Cyclist Corps

  • Profile picture for William Sinclair Hobbins

    Born 1882

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 8720 Royal Marine Light Infantry Chatham Division

    Royal Navy CH/8720 Private Royal Marine Light Infantry - HMS Victorious

  • Profile picture for Leonard James Yorke

    Born 1889

    Died 1929

    British Army Second Lieutenant Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment) 4th Battalion

    British Army Captain Yorkshire Regiment 4th Battalion attached 10th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment

    British Army Second Lieutenant Yorkshire Regiment 4th Battalion attached 10th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment