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Trove Tuesday: Suicide in Hospital

 I came across this article when researching my Donnelly connections. Source: SUICIDE IN HOSPITAL. (1926, October 19). Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954), p. 5. Retrieved November 26, 2013, from Transcript: SUICIDE IN HOSPITAL Sydney, Monday. The city coroner to-day inquired into the death of Thomas McWilliams, at Broughton Hall Mental Hospital, Leichhardt, on October 4.  A written statement by Frederick Joseph Donnelly, another patient, was produced.  Donnelly described how he saw the man cut his throat.  He struggled with him and forced the knife out of his hand.  The coroner returned a verdict of suicide. New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Coroners' Inquests, 1796-1942 about Thomas Mcwilliams Name: Thomas Mcwilliams Inquest Date: 18 Oct 1926 Inquest Location: City Coroner's Court Death Place: Boaghton Hall Monbal Hospital Leichhardt Age: 56 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1870 Birth