Widow blasts Army over mysterious death of her soldier husband, 33


‘It’s outrageous no one went to check on him’: Widow blasts Army over mysterious death of her soldier husband, 33, who lay dead in his barracks for THREE WEEKS

  • Lance Corporal Bernard Mongan, 33, was found dead at Catterick Garrison 
  • Body was severely decomposed so his cause of death may never be established
  • Widow Beth Mongan said ‘There is no way he would have [taken his own life]’
  • She claimed her husband was bullied by due to his slight southern-Irish accent

The widow of a soldier who lay dead in his barracks for three weeks because his superiors didn’t notice that he wasn’t on duty has blasted the army.

Iraq War veteran Lance Corporal Bernard Mongan, 33, was found dead in his room at Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, on January 23. 

The father-of-three’s body was so severely decomposed when it was found that his cause of death may never be established.

The widow of a soldier who lay dead in his barracks at Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, (pictured) for three weeks because his superiors didn't notice that he wasn't on duty has blasted the army

The widow of a soldier who lay dead in his barracks at Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, (pictured) for three weeks because his superiors didn’t notice that he wasn’t on duty has blasted the army

Now his widow, Beth Mongan, said it is ‘outrageous’ that he was able to lie undiscovered because no-one thought to check on him.

After completing an analysis his phone records, police told Ms Mongan that he died at the end of 2019, The Sunday Mirror reports.

Lance Corporal Mongan – whose intelligence role meant he would have signed the Official Secrets Act – was supposed to move to 77 Brigade Headquarters, Berkshire, a week after he was last seen alive.

He was not listed as Absent Without Leave (AWOL) from this base, as is army protocol. 

His senior officers in information telecommunications at his current barrack also didn’t notice he was missing.

Mrs Mongan – who remained close with Lance Corporal Mongan after their separation – said he was bullied due to his slight accent he had after living in Ireland when he was young.

Iraq War veteran Lance Corporal Bernard Mongan, 33, was found dead in his room at Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, on January 23 (stock image)

 Iraq War veteran Lance Corporal Bernard Mongan, 33, was found dead in his room at Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, on January 23 (stock image)

He told his wife he was physically assaulted by a pair of Northern Irish soldiers in November 2018. 

He reported the attack and a bullying investigation went on until December 2019.

Mrs Mongan said: ‘There is no way he would have [taken his own life]. As far as I am aware there was no note and he was in very good spirits.’

A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: ‘The circumstances surrounding the death of a soldier in Catterick are being investigated. 

‘It would be inappropriate to comment any further.’



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