British Executions

Franciscus Johannes Winter

Age: 40

Sex: male

Crime: spying

Date Of Execution: 26 Jan 1943

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Wandsworth

Method: hanging

Executioner: Albert Pierrepoint


Franciscus Johannes Winter was convicted of spying for the Nazi's.

he was a ships steward from Antwerp who had entered England as a refugee, however his story was not beleieved and when they searched him they found about £100 in various currencies on him. After a while he admitted that he had been sent by the nazis to spy on convoys and and been given invisible ink to write letters to safe addresses in neutral countries.

see Western Morning News - Wednesday 27 January 1943

see The encyclopedia Of Executions - John Eddleston