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6th Inniskilling Dragoons - a crossbelt box ? 8 years 6 months ago #20035

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seemed to have missed a pic
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6th Inniskilling Dragoons - a crossbelt box ? 8 years 6 months ago #20062

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Hello Mike,
Another superb piece, I would hope that the bottles were in fact empty, but, sadly as the Archduke was so decadent, I expect they would not have been! :(
Regards Frank

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6th Inniskilling Dragoons - a crossbelt box ? 8 years 6 months ago #20063

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Hi Mike

I would appreciate it if you could e-mail me a copy of the 1909 John Bull article : I would love to add it to my Rimington file.

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Henk

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6th Inniskilling Dragoons - a crossbelt box ? 9 months 3 weeks ago #81459

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mike rowan wrote: I was aware that Dauncey died in 1940, having fallen 18ft out of a window. I wasn''t aware that it was suicide, and would naturally be very interested to get details.


"An extract from a diary was read at the inquest at Buxton, to-day on Lieut.-Col. Thursby Henry Ernest Dauncey, 79, who fell from the window of a nursing home where he had been receiving treatment. A verdict of suicide while the balance of mind was upset was recorded. It was stated that Col. Dauncey left four notes. From the diary the Coroner read: "A terrible night. No breath. Cant' stand it any longer." Col. Dauncey had gone to Buxton for treatment eight weeks ago, and had a heart attack while taking the baths, and had been in the nursing home ever since."
The Gloucestershire Echo, Monday 5th August 1940

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6th Inniskilling Dragoons - a crossbelt box ? 9 months 3 weeks ago #81505

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Thanks, Bernice
I guess that poor old Dauncy didnt get the sort of professional help that he could expect today.
He probably saw his anxiety as weakness and decided to do something about it. Always a man of action.
Mike

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