Conisborough Bathroom Tragedy

July 1929

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Saturday 27 July 1929

Conisborough Bathroom Tragedy

A verdict of “Suicide while of unsound mind” was returned at the inquest, at Denaby Hospital, yesterday, on Thomas William Boam (58), boilersmith. of 20, Warren Road, Conisborough, who was found in the bath at his home with his throat cut, on Wednesday, and who died at the Fullerton Hospital later.

Evidence was given that Boam had been depressed through his inability to go to work.

A daughter, Mrs. Clara Brewster, just before the tragic discovery, shouted to him whilst he was in the bathroom, and asked him what he was doing. He replied: “It’s not what I am doing; it’s what I’ve done.”

It was added that a police-constable, who was called, broke into the bathroom to find sitting in the bath with his throat cut and a bloodstained razor near him.