2nd January 1919 Thursday

Mysterious Death on an Ambulance Train

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“On January 2nd came the news that Lt. M——- R.A.M.C. in charge of the ambulance train on the railway front, had committed suicide by cutting his throat with a razor in the train. He had been worrying about his practice at home, it seems. He was only 39, and a big, strapping Scot.”

Investigations into the episode mentioned here are ongoing. The victim’s name has been withheld until a clearer picture regarding the circumstances of the death on the train has emerged, with deference to surviving family members. It may or may not be possible to prove or disprove the facts, but we are working to establish the facts surrounding the event.

At the moment the evidence we have is enough to at least cast some doubt on a verdict of suicide.

When we feel we have enough we may present the facts as we find them and ask the reader to decide for themselves what they believe to be the truth.

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