British Executions

Sargent Philp

Age: 33

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 1 Oct 1912

Crime Location: 31 Morby Road, Old Kent Road, London

Execution Place: Wandsworth

Method: hanging

Executioner: John Ellis


Sargent Philp was a blacksmith who murdered his wife Rose Philp 32 whose throat he cut at 31 Morby Road, Old Kent Road, London on 26 July 1912.

Rose Philp had gained a seperation order against her husband on the grounds of persistent cruelty and had then gone to live with her sister.  Sargent Philp who had just returned from Canada went to visit her on 26 July and asked her to return but she refused and so he cut her throat. After he said that she drove him to it.

see Western Times - Monday 29 July 1912

see National Archives - CRIM 1/133/6, HO 144/1226/228135