British Executions

William Alfred Cowle

Age: 31

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 8 Aug 1944

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Leicester

Method: hanging

Executioner: Albert Pierrepoint


William Alfred Cowle murdered his ex-girlfriend Nora Emily Payne 32 who he stabbed to death at Springfield Road, Leicester on 18 May 1944.

see Hull Daily Mail - Tuesday 08 August 1944

see National Archives - ASSI 13/79