Date Of Execution: 28 Mar 1917
Crime Location: Camp of the Welsh Fusiliers, Barrow
Execution Place: Manchester
Executioner: John Ellis
Thomas Clinton murdered Henry Lynch 39 who he shot at the Camp of the Welsh Fusiliers, Barrow on 13 January 1917.
Thomas Clinton had joined the army in the autumn of 1916 but had become the butt of all of Sergeant Major Henry Lynch's jokes and bullying. Thomas Clinton finally snapped and walked into the guardroom where Henry Lynch was and called him. When he turned he shot him. Henry Lynch managed to stagger outside and Thomas Clinton was quickly arrested.
see National Archives - ASSI 52/266
see Lancashire Evening Post - Monday 05 March 1917