British Executions

William Arthur Watkins

Age: 49

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 3 Apr 1951

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Birmingham

Method: hanging

Executioner: Albert Pierrepoint


William Arthur Watkins murdered his newborn son who he drowned at 6 Back 69 Clifton Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham on 21 January 1951.

The child was the eleventh child he had fathered.

see National Archives - PCOM 9/2067, HO 45/25675 (closed) and ASSI 88/71