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Suicide on ship 1931

Suicide on ship 1931

Posted: 9 Dec 2012 1:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Dec 2012 2:00PM GMT
Surnames: Younger
My great grand mother was Jane Carter Younger and was one of 11 children.I am in the process of writing the story of my family, as each of the 11 siblings had a pretty amazing life.

Her older brother, Neil, had a son called Alexander Binnie Younger, born Linlithgow 28th June 1891 who was a merchant seaman.

I have copies of his record cards etc.

According to the register of deceased seamen record while serving on the Media he died on 29th December 1931 and the death description is" shock and haemorrhage following lacerations of the brain due to bullet wound self inflicted"

I have an incoming passenger list record ( for Malakuta) of him arriving in London from India on 6th March 1931, so I am assuming this one was the last journey he completed, and killed himself on the next one.

Does anyone know where I can get any information of the incident, would there have been an inquiry, would there be a passenger list showing they had his body, could I find it happened on the outbound journey or the return etc etc etc?

I have been tracing family trees for more than ten years but never experienced this kind of thing ( it just had to be on my own family!!!) so would value any advice you could give me.

Thanks

Andy
Fort William
Scotland

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Re: Suicide on ship 1931

Posted: 10 Dec 2012 11:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
There was a "Media" built in 1911 for the Anchor Line, transferred to Brocklebank in 1912, sold to Heston Shipping Shipping in 1935. Suggest you google Brocklebank and find their records, if they exist. I would have thought there would be something about it, it would have to have been in the ship's log and I think the Registrar of Shipping would have been involved.

Re: Suicide on ship 1931

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 11:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for that...I will take a look

Andy

Re: Suicide on ship 1931

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 12:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
I havn't had a ship suicide in my tree, but I have had a murder, accidental drowning on board ship,& a possible suicide (unproved), for all of which I gained information from the Local & National Newspapers. I guess you may already have tried them. Suicide not being that common it may have been quoted in 'The Times' along with their other info re shipping, his local paper, or those of the ships Port of Registry. It might be worth an e-mail. Good luck.
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