Suicide at Conisborough

April 1899

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 03 April 1899

Suicide at Conisborough

Mr. F. E. Nicholson (district coroner) held an inquest the Eagle and Child, Conisborough, on Saturday, touching the death of Harry Guest, aged 21, a carter, of Castle Terrace, whose body was recovered from the river Don on Good Friday morning.

The deceased’s father saw his son alive about six o’clock on Thursday night, when he appeared the worset for drink. His son had threatened to commit suicide about month ago.

Mr. Moses Soar, of Mexborough, stated that whilst travelling in the half-past six train Doncaster on Thursday night, his attention was drawn to a man struggling in the water. He saw a coat and cap one the bank.

Dragging operations were commenced next morning, and the body was recovered about 9.40 by Thomas Nicholson.

A verdict to the effect that “Deceased committed suicide whilst temporarily insane” was returned.