MARINE OFFICER A SUICIDE
Lieutenant H. T. Birmingham Shoots Himself At Managua
MANAGUA, Nicaragua – February 12, 1927 – First Lieutenant Henry T. Birmingham, United States Marines, whose home was in Washington, killed himself today with his service revolver after locking himself in the bathroom at headquarters previous to morning inspection.
A Marine Board held an inquest this afternoon and is forwarding to Washington its findings. The officer is declared to have died in the line of duty by his own hand while temporarily mentally deranged.
Lieuetnant Birmingham was 28 years of age, unmarried and a graduate of the Naval Academy, class of '21. He arrived in Managua three days ago with other officers on the Raleigh. His father is a retired Army Colonel and his brother is a Captain in the active service.
The body will be sent to Corinto and transferred to the USS Galveston pending advices from his family.
NOTE: His father was Henry Patrick Birmingham, Brigadier General, United States Army.
BIRMINGHAM, HENRY THOMAS
- 1LT, USMC
- DATE OF DEATH: 02/12/1927
- BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 2523-CL
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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