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 1897

    Died 1921

    Royal Navy Palace Z/1726 Able Seaman Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Hood Battalion

    Royal Navy R/722 Able Seaman Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

  • Profile picture for William Ernest Bartlett

    Born 1896

    Died 1918

    British Army T2/10131 Driver Army Service Corps

    British Army 246662 Driver Royal Field Artillery

  • Died 1916

    British Army 741 Corporal Royal Highlanders

    British Army Second Lieutenant Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

    British Army 741 Serjeant Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

  • Born 1893

    Died 1916

    British Army 6923 Private London Regiment 2nd

  • Born 1892

    Died 1919

    Royal Navy K18083 Leading Stoker HMS Resolution

    Royal Navy K18083 Leading Stoker HS Warrior

    Royal Navy K18083 Stoker 1st Class HMS Warrior

  • Born 1880

    Died 1918

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) 270680 Air Mechanic, 3rd Class Royal Air Force Recruits Depot

  • Born 1871

    Died 1915

    Royal Navy RFR/A/890 Royal Fleet Reserve

    Royal Navy Royal Marines Portsmouth Division

    Royal Navy PO/4244 Private Royal Marine Light Infantry

  • Born 1892

    Died 1921

    British Army 14909 Corporal West Yorkshire Regiment

    British Army Second Lieutenant Lincolnshire Regiment

    British Army Captain Lincolnshire Regiment

  • Profile picture for Samuel Simpson Sharpe

    Born 1873

    Died 1918

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Lt Col

  • Born 1885

    Died 1920

    New Zealand Expeditionary Force 10/2073 Private Wellington Regiment 5th Reinforcements

  • Born 1896

    Died 1920

    British Army 4204 Private London Regiment

  • Profile picture for Guye Wellesley Lushington

    Born 1880

    Died 1916

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Marine Artillery

    Royal Navy Captain Royal Marine Artillery H.M.S. " Bellerophon"

    British Army Captain Royal Marine Artillery Seconded to Egyptian Army

  • Profile picture for Fitz Arthur Rojas

    Born 1891

    Died 1917

    British Army 1514 Private British West Indies Regiment

  • Born 1882

    Died 1917

    British Army 6067 Private East Lancashire Regiment 4th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Chang Ping Wen

    Died 1920

    British Army 107745 Labourer Chinese Labour Corps

  • Profile picture for Hsu Chien Ming

    Born 1879

    Died 1919

    British Army 108028 Labourer Chinese Labour Corps

  • Died 1929

    Royal Navy PLY/19741 Private Royal Marine Light Infantry Plymouth Division

  • Profile picture for Frank Gordon Simmons

    Born 1885

    Died 1917

    British Army 44027 Private The Queen's

    British Army 44027 Private The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

    British Army 226120 Private Labour Corps

  • Profile picture for Arthur Bernard Schofield

    Born 1887

    Died 1919

    British Army 1332 Serjeant Royal Field Artillery

    British Army 865679 Serjeant Royal Field Artillery 4th Wessex Brigade

  • Born 1888

    Died 1917

    Royal Navy DA 6205 Royal Naval Reserve

    Royal Navy 6205DA Trimmer Royal Naval Reserve - H.M. Drifter "East Briton."