Army slammed after body of dead soldier lay undiscovered at HQ for THREE weeks

THE body of a dead soldier lay undiscovered in a military base for three weeks.

Lance Cpl Bernard Mongan, 33, was found in his bedroom in an accommodation block at the Catterick Garrison, North Yorks, on January 23.

Soldier Lance Cpl Bernard Mongan, 33, was found dead in the bedroom of his military base after three weeks

His widow, Beth, was told by police they think he died around New Year after checking his phone records.

The Iraq War veteran — who was working in military signals intelligence — was due to transfer to another Army base a week after he was last seen alive.

But his disappearance was not noticed at either camp, despite strict Army procedures.

His body was so decomposed that the cause of death might never be known.

Beth, who was separated but still close to Bernard, with whom she has three daughters, accused the Army of keeping her in the dark.

The 30-year-old, who says her husband was bullied at work, told a friend: “What happened to Bernie is outrageous.”

“How can a soldier be dead in his room for three weeks and nobody notice?”

An Army spokesman said: “The circumstances surrounding the death of a soldier in Catterick are being investigated.”

“It would be inappropriate to comment any further.”


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