The previous head of the Royal Marines died because of hanging after having “issues about his marriage and repair profession”, a listening to to open the inquest into his dying was advised.
Main Basic Matthew Holmes, 54, was present in a bed room at his house in Winchester, Hampshire, on Oct 2, the inquest heard.
Maj Gen Holmes, who had served in Northern Eire, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, was Commandant Basic Royal Marines from 2019 till April this yr.
The quick listening to held by Hampshire coroner Jason Pegg in Winchester heard that police had attended an incident on the household house on September 22.
Mr Pegg mentioned: “It is suspected that Matthew Holmes had plenty of issues on the time of his dying together with issues regarding his marriage and his service profession.”
The coroner mentioned that Maj Gen Holmes’ physique was formally recognized by his spouse, Lea.
Maj Gen Holmes – pictured under with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – commanded 42 Commando Royal Marines from 2006 to 2008 and was appointed as a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order for his management on operations in Afghanistan in 2007.