The Coroner has recorded the death of Wellington former Royal Marine Mark Bremer-Goldie as suicide. An inquest in Taunton heard that combat service overseas had damaged his mental health.
Mr Bremer-Goldie, 49, was found dead in the garage of his Beech Hill home on 13 June. He had two young children.
He had served in Rwanda, Afghanistan and Iraq but the inquest heard that he had been haunted by flashbacks and depression and suffered from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
His former partner from whom he had separated told the inquest that Mr Bremer-Goldie had been battling a drink problem and that his experiences as a marine had affected his mental state. In her statement she said: “He spent long periods feeling very low. He had issues with his past and his mental health. He hated his job, but he loved his children. I tried to make him happy – I gave him a home. I loved him. Nothing made him happy.”
His GP, Dr Barbara Crabtree said in her statement that Mr Bremer-Goldie had been diagnosed with PTSD and depression after experiencing traumatic events overseas but had stopped taking prescribed medication for his condition in December 2015 saying that he did not want to be on medication for the rest of his life
Post-mortem examinations revealed that Mr Bremer-Goldie was under the drink-drive limit at the time of his death, and no traces of any drugs or medication.
His body was found by his friend Martin James in the home they shared. In his statement Mr James said: “He was a good man, but he was clearly battling with more demons than he let on.”