Saturday, 11 April 2015

Tragedy of Gulf War hero who died from fatal overdose after battling post-traumatic stress disorder for years

Coroner gives verdict of misadventure after hero dad Christian Walmsley was found dead in his Bolton flat wearing his five war medalsA war hero who battled for years with post-traumatic stress disorder died after taking a fatal overdose of prescription drugs, an inquest heard. Christian Walmsley, 42, was found dead in his Bolton flat wearing his five war medals after complaining the night before of 'chronic pain'. The father-of-three had served in the Gulf War, Bosnia, Angola and Northern Ireland in the Royal Engineers from 1989 until 2000. An inquest at Bolton Coroners Court heard how Mr Walmsley had been through 'significant violence only soldiers experience' during his duties. When he retired from the Army, the court heard how the corporal had struggled to adapt to civilian life due to his traumatic experiences. He was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and and Fibromyalgia, a chronic condition causing deep muscle pain.Read more HERE   R.I.P.

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