British Executions

Sidney George Smith

Age: 23

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 9 Mar 1904

Crime Location: 1 Bubbs Cottages, York Street, Cheltenham

Execution Place: Gloucester

Method: hanging

Executioner: William Billington


Sidney George Smith was convicted of the murder of his girlfriend Alice Woodman 21 and sentenced to death.

He cut her throat at 1 Bubb's Cottages, York Street, Cheltenham on 14 December 1903.

Afterwards he attempted suicide.

They had lived together and had intended to get married.

The night before in the pub he had said that that he had been out of work and on the tramp and rather than do it again he would have a bit of rope. he had also previously threatened to do for both of them.

see National Archives - ASSI 6/39/1

see Lincolnshire Chronicle - Friday 19 February 1904

see Lincolnshire Chronicle - Friday 11 March 1904