April 19th – Goytrey Man’s Suicide
A verdict of “Suicide whilst the balance of his mind was disturbed,” was recorded by the coroner Mr D. J. Treasurer, at the Pontypool inquest on Alfred Gordon Williams, aged 56, single, a retired farmer of Highfields, Goytrey, whose sister found him hanging from a beam in an outbuilding on Sunday morning.
The sister, Miss Mahala Williams, said that while her brother had been very depressed he had never threatened to take his life.
Sergt. John Williams, Little Mill, said the rope was fastened to a beam in the roof which could be reached from the floor of a loft extending half way across the barn
Dr. Parry, Abergavenny, said deceased had suffered from neurasthenia for some years and as the result of an attack of ‘flu some months ago his condition became worse.
He was also worried about his brother with whom he resided.
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