The sad death of W.E. Barclay

Wednesday, January 31 – 1917
A Liverpool jury to-day returned a verdict of “Suicide during temporary sanity” in the case of William Edward Morton Barclay (60), a munitions storekeeper, who lodged at 45, Upper Beau-street.
Barclay, who was a B.A. and B.Sc., and who had previously been in a better position, was in the habit of taking a drug for pains in the head. On Monday he was found dead, from loss of blood, in his bedroom. There were gashes on his forearm from a razor found beside him, and a letter to a friend indicated that he intended to commit suicide.
(Liverpool Echo, 31-01-1917)


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