Friday, 22 December 2017

Death of Discharged Luton Soldier

Saturday 22nd December 1917: The verdict of “suicide while temporarily insane” returned at an inquest held in Luton yesterday afternoon is a sad reminder that mental wounds as well as physical injuries are producing casualties in this war. John Long, a 44 year old carpenter of Cobden Street had been discharged from the Army, and had recently been strange in his manner and suffered from insomnia. While he was in the Army he had been “upset” by the air raids.

Source: Luton News, 27th December 1917

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