British Executions

Samuel Herbert Dougal

Age: 57

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 14 Jul 1903

Crime Location: Moat Farm, Clalvering, Essex

Execution Place: Chelmsford

Method: hanging

Executioner: William Billington


Samuel Herbert Dougal was convicted of the murder of Camille Holland and sentenced to death.

He killed her on 19 May 1899 but was not arrested until 1903 when his affairs were looked into and he was arrested for forgery. During the investigation a drainage ditch was dug up and the body of Camille Holland was found with a bullet in her head.

see National Archives - MEPO 3/159B

see Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald - Saturday 11 July 1903

see Gloucestershire Echo - Friday 22 May 1903