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Re: Burials after suicide
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 09 January 21 14:14 GMT (UK) »
My first cousin once removed was a soldier too, committed suicide in Lancashire 1942 aged 20.
He was given a CWG burial with headstone in his home town and his parents are buried in front of his grave.
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Re: Burials after suicide
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 09 January 21 14:24 GMT (UK) »
By 1923 a large proportion of burials would be in cemeteries rather than churchyards, where theological questions about suicide wouldn't be relevant. Cremation was also available then, but with fewer crematoria than now, it could have been at some distance from either his home or place of death.
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Re: Burials after suicide
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 09 January 21 14:32 GMT (UK) »
OH has a 15yr old boy committing suicide by hanging (he found being responsible for his younger siblings too much, with mother dead and father absent).
Burial register entry reads "buried at night in the churchyard without religious rites".
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Re: Burials after suicide
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 09 January 21 14:46 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Everyone,

Personally, I would think that he would have been returned to his home village for burial.
I must ask someone who lives in that village to have another look into the church records, as I think burials took place well into the 1950's.

Thanks