British Executions

Ernest Charles Digby

Age: 34

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 16 Mar 1944

Crime Location: Milborne Port, Somerset

Execution Place: Bristol

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Ernest Charles Digby murdered his 3 week old daughter Dawn Digby who he battered to death in woods near Milborne Port, Somerset on 15 November 1943.

see National Archives - ASSI 26/56/4, MEPO 3/2264, PCOM 9/1023

see Aberdeen Journal - Tuesday 08 February 1944

see Derby Daily Telegraph - Friday 28 January 1944