British Executions

Robert Galloway

Age: 27

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 5 Nov 1912

Crime Location: Burrett Lane, Walsoken

Execution Place: Norwich

Method: hanging

Executioner: Thomas Pierrepoint


Robert Galloway murdered his girlfriend Minnie Morris 21 at Burrett Lane, Walsoken on 16 July 1912.

Robert Galloway was a seaman and Minnie Morris was out fruit picking having travelled down from London for it. They had been drinking and Minnie Morris had been left stranded by her aunt and she told Robert Galloway that she would rather die than walk all the way back to London. He strangled her with a hankerchief and then gave himself up saying he did it out of jealousy. He said that she had asked him 'Have you the pluck to end my misery?'. Robert Galloway said he had no recollection of what had happened because he was too drunk.

see Dundee Courier - Monday 21 October 1912

see Lichfield Mercury - Friday 25 October 1912

see National Archives - HO 144/1233/229437