British Executions

Charles Edward Finden

Age: 22

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 12 Aug 1926

Crime Location: Alton, Hampshire

Execution Place: Winchester

Method: hanging

Executioner: Thomas Pierrepoint


Charles Edward Finden was convicted of the murder of John Richard Thompson 14 and sentenced to death.

He battered and strangled him with John Thompson's necktie at Alton, Hampshire on 5 June 1926 and stole his wages of 15s.

John Thompson was found dead in a field.

John Thompson was a garden lad.

see Derby Daily Telegraph - Monday 14 June 1926

see The Scotsman - Friday 13 August 1926