British Executions

William Appleby

Age: 27

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 11 Jul 1940

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Durham

Method: hanging

Executioner: Thomas Pierrepoint


Vincent Ostler and William Appleby murdered William Ralph Shiell 28 by shooting him at the back of Westley Road, Coxhoe on 29 February 1940.

see National Archives - PCOM 9/870, ASSI 45/100/16

see The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Saturday 11 May 1940