British Executions

William Joyce

Age: 39

Sex: male

Crime: treason

Date Of Execution: 3 Jan 1946

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Wandsworth

Method: hanging

Executioner: Albert Pierrepoint


William Joyce, better known as "Lord Haw-Haw", for treason in London's Wandsworth Prison. He was an American citizen, but was convicted of treason because, as the holder of a British passport (albeit fraudulently obtained), he was held to have owed allegiance to the British sovereign. Theodore Schurch, hanged for treachery the next day, was the last person to be executed for an offence other than murder; he was executed at Pentonville. As a member of the armed forces he had been tried by court-martial.

Excellent write up on this here.