British Executions

Thomas Clinton

Age: 28

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 28 Mar 1917

Crime Location: Camp of the Welsh Fusiliers, Barrow

Execution Place: Manchester

Method: hanging

Executioner: John Ellis


Thomas Clinton murdered Henry Lynch 39 who he shot at the Camp of the Welsh Fusiliers, Barrow on 13 January 1917.

Thomas Clinton had joined the army in the autumn of 1916 but had become the butt of all of Sergeant Major Henry Lynch's jokes and bullying. Thomas Clinton finally snapped and walked into the guardroom where Henry Lynch was and called him. When he turned he shot him. Henry Lynch managed to stagger outside and Thomas Clinton was quickly arrested.

see National Archives - ASSI 52/266

see Lancashire Evening Post - Monday 05 March 1917