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He was the husband of Edith Harriet Jebbett of 39 Suez Street New Basford Nottingham.
31 Oct 1916
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Private
Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Depot
Nuneaton (Oaston Road) Cemetery Recently conscripted, Pte. Charles Henry Jebbett, Depot, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, took his own life on 31st October 1916. An inquest into the circumstances took place on 2nd November 1916. “CONSCRIPT’S SUICIDE. “NOTTINGHAM MAN HANGS HIMSELF AT DERBY. ... “Found hanging with his braces from the railings of the Normanton Recreation Ground, Derby, Charles Hy. Jebbett, 38, leather machine operator, 39, Suez-street, New Basford, Nottingham, was shown at the inquest to-day [2nd November 1916] to have been greatly depressed through being called up under the Military Service Act. His wife stated that he left home on Monday morning to report himself at Normanton Barracks. “The discovery of the man’s body on Tuesday afternoon was described by Wm. Bailey, caretaker of the recreation ground, who mentioned that the railings were 6ft. 6in. in height, and that one end of the braces was attached to the top of them and the other tied round deceased’s neck. It appeared that deceased had first attempted to hang himself with his scarf, which broke. “A letter which he had written to his sister at Nuneaton, and which was found in one of his pockets, contained the following passages: “I don’t know whatever is the matter. Everything seems wrapped in mystery. I don’t what I am doing. I don’t know what is going off. I think I must be going off my head. I really feel miserable. Kindly give my love to all, and accept same yourself. Good-night. “The jury returned a verdict of “Suicide during temporary insanity.” Courtesy of Jim Grundy Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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