British Executions

William Horsely Wardell

Age: 47

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 18 Jun 1924

Crime Location: 23 Sunderland Road, Manningham, Bradford

Execution Place: Leeds

Method: hanging

Executioner: Thomas Pierrepoint


William Horsley Wardell murdered Elizabeth Reaney 60 at 23 Sunderland Road, Manningham, Bradford. He had beaten her to death with a hammer on 22nd February, 1924.

see National Archives - ASSI 45/84/4

see Illustrated Police News - Thursday 06 March 1924

see Dundee Courier - Thursday 19 June 1924

see Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Saturday 29 March 1924