30 November 1903 – Bernard White
Bernard White was hanged at Chelmsford for the murder of a former sweetheart.
He’d met Maud Garrett before he was posted to South Africa. On his return he found that she was engaged to another soldier. Garrett was found murdered shortly after.
After her body had turned up, White admitted he’d been with her the night before, but that he’s left her at the gates. But his clothes told a different story. Traces of blood were used in evidence of his guilt and he was sentenced to death.