British Executions

William Henry Cooper

Age: 24

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 26 Nov 1940

Crime Location: Hut on Seven Acre Field, Thorney

Execution Place: Bedford

Method: hanging

Executioner: Thomas Pierrepoint


William Henry Cooper murdered John Joseph Harrison 68 by battering him to death in a hut on Seven Acre Field, Thorney on 5 July 1940.

see National Archives  - DPP 2/767