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Offline Chippy27

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« on: Thursday 25 March 21 00:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi so a great uncle of mine hung himself November 1945 in an army base in Huddersfield. What I would like to know is there any inquest and more information on his military back ground with what units places he served in?. I was shocked as it was made out as something suspicious had gone on. The might have been the embarrassment at the time for the family

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Re: WW2
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 25 March 21 01:43 GMT (UK) »
WW2 service records are still with the MoD

https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records/apply-for-someone-elses-records

You haven't give his name so if any other records are available re inquest we wouldn't know who to look for
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Re: WW2
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 25 March 21 08:14 GMT (UK) »
A civilian hanging would automatically to go a coroners inquest. I donít know if thatís the case for serving army personnel, or if that would be dealt with in-house, so to speak.

There are rules dating back to the Magna Carta about what a coroner gets involved with!

Have you looked to see if there are any newspaper reports?
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Re: WW2
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 25 March 21 09:18 GMT (UK) »
Do you have his death certificate? That would say if there was an inquest.

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Re: WW2
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 25 March 21 09:32 GMT (UK) »
The Army service record of my paternal great-uncle shows that when he hanged himself in a billet, in Arras in 1917, his death was the subject of a formal Court of Enquiry "assembled in the field' 3 days later.

This heard the personal testimonies of witnesses & the RAMC Captain who attended shortly after the body had been discovered.

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