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23-Yr Old Ex-Soldier, Jepson Commits Suicide After Telling His Girlfriend He Wants To Propose

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Report has it that an ex-soldier has killed himself few hours subsequent to telling his girlfriend/fiancee/wife to be that he was intending to propose to her. 

In April, 2019, Macauley Jepson, aged 23, discharged himself from the Army subsequent to enduring chest pain during physical training. 

Investigation carried out revealed how Macauley's family had come back from seven days extended vacation to discover him dead at their home on Arkwright Grove, Sneyd Green, Staffordshire, on August 14 a year ago. 

Macauley, who has a masters degree in sports science and psychology - had lost one of his beloved friend to suicide earlier in the year. 

The former Holden Lane High School pupil stayed at his girlfriend's house on August 12, while his mum, father, younger sister and younger brother had been away had been away on vacation.

The girlfriend/fiancee/wife to be Bethany Greenhough in a statement said that:

"We've known each other since we were at 6th form. 
"Our relationship was excellent, we never had a fight/argument. As far as emotional well-being is, he was fine in general. 
"At the point when he did one of his physical tests in the Army he had a tight chest while he was running and felt like he was unable to breathe.
Therefore, having been told the physical training would only get harder, he concluded he was going to leave the Army. 
"Tests were finished by his GP to check whether there was any issue with his heart, and those tests returned negative." 

Bethany last saw Macauley in the morning of Tuesday, August 13 and he text her soon thereafter about his arrangements to propose. 

Furthermore, she added:

"The last message he sent me was on the Tuesday at 11pm. He text me during the night and said 'I hope you know how much I love you'. 
"I switched my phone back on after work on the Tuesday and kept on exchanging messages.
He sent me a message saying 'I'm the most joyful I've been over the most recent three years'. 
"We had a discussion and he said he would propose to me and anticipated wedding me. He discussed how his arrangements had been disappointed by him coming out of the Army. 
"The last message he sent told me how much he loved me and he wished me a good night's sleep. I thought it was strange that he didn't text me on the Wednesday morning, but I thought he was lying in or tidying up before his family returned." 

The Mum, Lisa Gibson had last had last spoken to her son over the phone the day before he died.

In a statement, she said:

"He was crushed when he left the Army. It was a major event in his life and he let me know in May that he believed he had let me to down. 
"At the point when we went on vacation on August 9 he was chuckling and kidding and back to his typical self and nothing gave us cause for concern. 
"He called me to disclose to me his result had come back for his tests and that they were clear. He said he was anticipating rejoining the Army as an official and appeared to be delighted. 
"I last spoke to him on August 13 at 5.30pm. I called him and inquired as to whether he was OK. He asked what receptacles expected to go out and asked how his sister was, there was the same old thing. 
"He had a friend who ended his own life and he was instrumental in sorting out a social affair to praise his companion's life. We just don't have the foggiest idea why this occurred." 

His GP record indicated no history of psychological well-being issues. 

Reasoning that Macauley passed on because of self destruction, North Staffordshire coroner Andrew Barkley stated:

"I'm heartbroken that nothing addresses the focal inquiry which is the reason this occurred."

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