Date Of Execution: 24 Apr 1871
Execution Place: Chelmsford
Executioner: William Calcraft
Murder of Mr.GALLOWAY at Stratford. Springford gaol, Essex
Campbell was a Berwick born tailor and former soldier. He was convicted of the murder of Samuel Galloway. a retired dock worker who was forty nine. Campbell and three accomplices were disturbed by Galloway as they tried to break into his home on Cannon Street. Stratford, on 8th February. Galloway spotted one of the men climb over a fence and gave chase, but the three men and one woman waited for him to approach. caught him. and while two held his arms. a third struck him on the head with a blunt instrument. Mrs Galloway witnessed the assault and was able to identify Campbell as the assailant; when Galloway died ten days later Campbell was charged with murder. He admitted his guilt but denied any intent. Twenty eight year old Campbell was hanged by William Calcraft on the 24th April 1871 in Chelmsford.