Beth Mongan, a widow of a soldier blasted the army. Her husband was found dead in his room and his superiors didn’t even notice that he was not on duty for three weeks.
Mrs. Mongan said that her husband was bullied due to the slight accent he had after living in Ireland when he was young. Her husband was the Iraq War veteran identified as Lance Corporal Bernard Mongan.
When he was found his body was decomposed that it is impossible to identify his cause of death. According to the police, he died at the end of 2019. His body was found on January 23.
Beth Mongan said: “It is ‘outrageous’ that he was able to lie undiscovered because no-one thought to check on him.”
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.
His death is suspicious because he was not listed as Absent Without Leave (AWOL). His senior officers didn’t even notice that he was missing for three weeks.
He told his wife that he was physically assaulted by a pair of Northern Irish Solider in November 2018. Mrs. Mongan said it is impossible that he took his own life. He left no note behind and he was in good spirit.
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.”