“I tried to get him help, I was trying to save his life and people didn’t work with me.”
For years Jo Jukes lived with a war veteran husband suffering from worsening post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and acute depression – while desperately seeking help for him.
Lance Corporal Dave Jukes took his own life in October and is sadly missed by all who knew him. The high esteem in which he was held is demonstrated in the videos below, you can see his funeral cortege and you only have to look at the amount of people and the chain of events set in motion since his death to realise that Dave will always be missed, but if there is any consolation from a terrible situation it is that Jo Jukes has laid the foundations of change which will benefit veterans of the future. Her fight goes on. Further updates will be on the website in due course.
But as the videos show and the story unfolds you see Jo take her fight for justice all the way to the very top, winning a landmark case against the MOD and having Dave’s death recognised as a military death caused by a battlefield trauma; an injury caused to the mind which when left untreated effectively changed a veteran of countless campaigns, of the highest integrity and good character into a shadow of his former self as he suffered. He had the love and support of his wife and family, but Jo tells of how bad things were for him and the effect it had on the family, and you need to hear the story in her own words to begin to understand.