British Executions

Enoch Whiston

Age: 21

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 10 Feb 1879

Crime Location: Dudley

Execution Place: Worcester

Method: hanging

Executioner: William Marwood


Enoch Whiston murdered Alfred Meredith attacked, shot in the face and robbed whilst Alfred Meredith was on his way back from the back to his place of work at a Dudley ironworks where he was a wages clerk. Alfred Meredith didnt die instantly and was taken to the hospital.

Enoch Whiston stole over £300. He was soon arrested and confessed to the robbery, however Alfred Meredith died from his injuries a week later and the charge was altered to murder.

Enoch Whiston was hanged at Worcester on 10 February 1879 by William Marwood.