British Executions

William Henry Podmore

Age: 29

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 22 Apr 1930

Crime Location: 42 Grove Street, Southampton

Execution Place: Winchester

Method: hanging

Executioner: Thomas Pierrepoint


William Podmore murdered Vivian Messiter 58 behind a garage at 42 Grove Street, Southampton on 30 October 1928. He had been beaten with a hammer on which they found one of William Podmore's eyebrow hairs.

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