British Executions

William Benjamin Reeve

Age: 42

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 16 Nov 1915

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Bedford

Method: hanging

Executioner: John Ellis

Source: Bedford

William Benjamin Reeve murdered his wife Harriett Reeve 40 who he shot at 8 Plantation Road, Leighton Buzzard on 5 July 1915.

He shot his wife while she sat in a chair and then attampted to committ suicide.

see National Archives - ASSI 13/45

see Aberdeen Journal - Wednesday 20 October 1915