British Executions

William John Holmyard

Age: 24

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 27 Feb 1929

Crime Location: 37 Tachbrook Street, Pimlico, London

Execution Place: Pentonville

Method: hanging

Executioner: Robert Baxter


William Holmyard murdered his grandfather William Holmyard 73 at 37 Tachbrook Street, Pimlico, London.

William Holmyard beat him to death with some copper fire tongs during a row about William Holmyard borrowing money off of his grandfather. William Holmyard had borrowed some money before and repaid it but William Holmyard had told his parents about the arrangements causing them to argue.

see True Crime Library

see The Straits Times, 25 January 1929, Page 10

see National Archives - CRIM 1/454, CRIM 1/455, HO 144/11213, PCOM 9/270