British Executions

Philip Edward Percy Davis

Age: 30

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 27 Jul 1937

Crime Location: Camborne, Cornwall

Execution Place: Exeter

Method: hanging

Executioner: Thomas Pierrepoint


Philip Edward Percy Davis murdered his wife Wilhelmina Vermadell Davis 33 and his niece Monica Rowe 15 by battering and asphyxiating them at Pendarven Street, Tuckingmill, near Camborne around 21 April 1937.

After he buried them in an inspection pit in a garage he rented.

see Cornishman - Thursday 24 June 1937

see National Archives - ASSI 26/49/3

see True Crime Library