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 1917

    British Army 12906 Private North Staffordshire Regiment 9th Bn.

    British Army 12906 Private North Staffordshire Regiment

  • Profile picture for Cecil Aylmer Cameron

    Born 1883

    Died 1924

    British Army Temporary Major Intelligence Corps

  • British Army Private Grenadier Guards

    British Army Second Lieutenant Middlesex Regiment 20th Battalion

    British Army Lieutenant Middlesex Regiment 20th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Joseph Aloysius Mescall

    Died 1924

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Army Medical Corps

    British Army Captain Royal Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1862

    Died 1914

    British Army Major Hussars

  • Profile picture for Joseph Lacaille

    Born 1871

    Died 1918

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 121514

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 121514 Private Canadian Forestry Corps

  • Born 1897

    British Army G/18078 Private Royal West Kent Regiment

    British Army 242068 Private Royal West Kent Regiment 3/4th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Harold Potter

    Born 1895

    Died 1917

    British Army 306281 Private The King's (Liverpool) Regiment

    British Army 3532 Private The King's (Liverpool) Regiment

    British Army 306281 Private The King's (Liverpool) Regiment 1/8th Battalion (Liverpool Irish)

  • Profile picture for Henry Thomas Scott

    Born 1884

    Died 1920

    Royal Navy 212649 Chief Petty Officer H.M.S. "Excellent"

  • Born 1898

    Air Force (RAF/RFC)

  • Born 1879

    Died 1916

    Australian Imperial Force 6277 Private Australian Infantry 23rd Battalion

  • Profile picture for William Payne

    Died 1915

    New Zealand Expeditionary Force 13/1594 New Zealand Training Unit 10th Reinforcements

  • Profile picture for John Joseph Mcginty

    Born 1895

    Died 1916

    Australian Imperial Force 4321 Carpenter's Crew Royal Australian Navy - HMAS Sydney

  • Born 1882

    Died 1917

    Royal Navy Naval Cadet HMS Britannia

    Royal Navy Midshipman HMS Prince George

    Royal Navy Sub Lieutenant

  • Profile picture for Cecil Alexander Severn

    Born 1874

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy Midshipman HM Training Ship Britannia

    Royal Navy Acting Sub-Lieutenant

    Royal Navy Sub-Lieutenant

  • Profile picture for Percy Bush Cox

    Born 1895

    Died 1952

    British Army 5010 Private Leicestershire Regiment

    British Army 40114 Private Leicestershire Regiment 7th (Service) Battalion

    Australian Imperial Force

  • Profile picture for Percy Ballard Stoodley

    Born 1893

    Died 1916

    British Army 2665 Private London Regiment 28th Battalion (Artists Rifles)

    British Army Temporary Second Lieutenant Wiltshire Regiment

    British Army Second Lieutenant Wiltshire Regiment

  • Profile picture for William Jesse Edward Howard

    Born 1874

    Died 1917

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Canadian Mounted Rifles

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Captain Canadian Trench Mortar Battery

  • 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 Leslie Durban Cutler

    Born 1897

    Died 1918

    British Army 5260 Corporal London Regiment 13th lond Battalion

    British Army 492224 Corporal London Regiment 13th lond Battalion

    British Army 2nd Lieutenant London Regiment