Wednesday, 21 December 2011

21st December 1811: Suicide at Mansfield

For reasons that remain obscure, but which may relate to the tasks they were being ordered to undertake in Nottinghamshire, on the morning of 21st December 1811, a private soldier in the 15th Regiment of Light Dragoons stationed at Mansfield placed a loaded pistol next to head and proceeded to pull the trigger, ending his life.

As recorded in the Nottingham Review 27th December 1811.

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