The Fallen 1905 to 1958

Frederick Lee 25
7 March 1958
Clerkenwell, Central London

Two olive-skinned men followed a payroll clerk into a lift of a sportswear firm and demanded the £4,000 he was carrying. He threw the money at them and they managed to pick up £120 but fired a bullet as they fled hitting Frederick, a maintenance engineer. They escaped by car, which they later dumped. Police officers investigated and found that the killer was a Greek Cypriot named Andreas Costa Afamis who had fled back to Cyprus. The Cypriot Supreme Constitutional Court refused to have him extradited to Britain, much to the disappointment of Scotland Yard officers who had worked hard to track the killer down.

Bryny Balis 11
19 September 1956
High Wycombe

Little Bryony was buying a puppet when she was abducted and murdered by what witnesses described as a "crazed black man." Her killer was never found.

Thomas Smithson 36
25 June 1956
Maida Vale, West London

Thomas was a small-time crook who got on the wrong side of the Maltese mafia operating from Soho in central London. The three dusky mafia members drove up to the boarding house where he was staying and shot him first in the arm and then, as he staggered downstairs, they shot him a second time in the head. He collapsed in the gutter outside and died later that day in Paddington Hospital. Philip Ellul & Victor Spampinato were charged but only Ellul was convicted of murder. Among many other criminal activities the Maltese gangsters got up to during the 1950's in Britain was the prostitution racket.

Harry Parker ?
24 March 1955 Folkestone, Kent

Mr Parker was the managing director of a building firm who was found murdered in a small room at the back of his premises. He had 17 deep wounds in his scalp and the upper part of his face and fractures underneath his head, which may have been caused by a hammer. A Jamaican Negro Albert Lumelino was arrested and his fingerprints were found on a hammer. The motive was robbery. Lumelino, a petty thief with a criminal record, was sentenced to hang but because of an error made by the prosecution during the trial the Negro managed to get a reprieve and received a life sentence. This was one of the first recorded murders by a West Indian Negro in Britain against a White person.

James Robinson 20
18 February 1955
Islington, North London

James, a soldier on demobilization leave, was attacked and stabbed to death in an alleyway outside the Blue Kettle Cafe by Greek Cypriot maniac Michael Xinaris, who worked as a hotel porter. He was sentenced to death for the murder of Robinson but on appeal won a reprieve because the judge thought him too young to hang at 18 years of age. He received a life sentence.

Wendy Ridgewell 5
19 September 1953
Bethnal Green, East London

Innocent Wendy left home one Saturday afternoon to buy sweets from the local shop and never returned. *** Zalig Lenchitsky aged 42 had spent sometime in a synagogue on that Saturday, which was the Jewish Day of Atonement. One hour later he was seen taking the gentile child into his house. Police arrested the *** and searched the house. Little Wendy's naked body was found in a fruit box covered in old newspapers in the back yard. A bandage was over her face as a gag and her arms tied behind her back. Lenchitsky had a history of mental illness. After killing the child he had returned to the synagogue. He told police that "She kept on crying, so I tore off her clothes and put some of them over her mouth to stop her." He was sentenced to death but the jury recommended mercy. His first appeal was dismissed by a High Court judge but then the Tory Home Secretary recommended a reprieve and the *** got life instead. The cause of death was asphyxia, she had not been interfered with.

Rose Napper 63
5 October 1944
Kingsclere, Hampshire

Rose was the wife of the licensee of the Crown Hotel pub. Time had been called and soldiers and people were finishing their drinks when shots rang out. Several bullets crashed through the bar windows. Rose was standing behind the bar waiting to clean up when she was hit and died. Ten coloured American G.I.'s had gone on a wild rampage with guns, killing two other American soldiers as well. The savage Negroes were charged with disorderly and riotous assembly. They all pleaded not guilty. All but one of the accused were found guilty of murder while AWOL by a U.S. Army court, and were sentenced to be dishonourably discharged with hard labour for the term of their natural lives.

Michael O'Dwyer 75
13 March 1940
Westminster, Central London

Sir Michael had been Lieutenant-Governor of the Punjab in 1919. After giving a speech at Caxton Hall, Westminster a Sikh named Udham Singh walked up and shot him dead with a revolver. Stupid Singh had wanted to kill General Dyer but had got the names confused. He was hanged in Pentonville Prison.

William Hall ?
4 April 1924
Bordon, Hampshire

Mr Hall, a bank clerk at Lloyds Bank, was found shot and lying in a pool of blood. A few days later a Jewish Lance-Corporal Abraham Goldenberg of the East Lancashire Regiment was found red-handed with the stolen money from the bank, in his barracks. Found guilty at Winchester and hung by Thomas Pierrepoint.

Harold Smart 20
11 June 1919

Riots started in Cardiff when "a brake containing a number of coloured men and white women, apparently returning from an excursion, attracted a mixed crowd." While running battles were taking place elsewhere in the city, Harold Smart walked up to a policeman complaining that a coloured man had cut his throat. He was immediately taken to King Edward's Hospital but died shortly after his arrival. Smart was a former soldier who had been discharged after being wounded, described as "a very quiet lad." He was buried on 17 June and the streets of his area were lined with people: "The coffin was covered with the Union Jack, and a party of men from the 1st Welsh Regiment acted as bearers, while the 'Last Post' was sounded by a lance corporal."

Fred Longman ?
11 June 1919 Barry, Wales

Starting in Liverpool on 5 June, race riots broke out in several cities in the summer of 1919 when men returning from the war found not a "Land fit for heroes" but unemployment, poverty and coloured immigrants interbreeding with white women. Negroes and other immigrants had been imported "to aid the war effort." Longman, a dock labourer, was stabbed to death by a Negro sailor: "The black waylaid him, seized him by the throat, pinned him against a wall, and stabbed him under the heart." The news spread rapidly and thousands of people, including many women, raided the negroes' quarters. The assailant turned out to be a native of the French West Indies.

Alice Brewster 54
11 June 1911
High Seas, between Sidney & London

Alice was Head Stewardess on the P&O liner 'China.' Francisco Godhino, an Indian from Goa, was a bath attendant on the ship. He took offence to being told off by Alice, his superior and battered her in her cabin. He planned to throw her body overboard and disappear at the next port, but was caught by the crew. Found guilty and hung by the neck at Pentonville Jail.

Bentley, Tucker and Choate ?

16 December 1910
Houndsditch, London

Sergeants Bentley and Tucker and Constable Choate were investigating a burglary at a Houndsditch jewellery shop at 11, Exchange Buildings when they were shot dead by a man believed to be Jekabs Peterss, a member of Peter the Painter's gang of revolutionary anarchists, two of whom were later killed in the Siege of Sidney Street. The majority of the "Latvian" and "Russian" anarchists involved in the siege of Sidney Street and the robberies and killings which led up to it were Jews, as was Jekabs Peterss. Peterss escaped and by the time the Bolsheviks seized power in St. Petersburg in 1917 he had returned to Russia and become a close associate of Feliks Dzerzhinsky, founder of the Cheka (which later became the KGB). Peterss went on to be feared as one of the most brutal and indiscriminate executioners the Cheka ever produced. Most of those who made up the Cheka's death squads were Jewish.

Ralph Joscelyn 10
10 January 1909
Tottenham, North London

The lad was tragically felled by a stray bullet fired by "Russian" Jewish anarchists, who had made off with a payroll and were being chased by the police. One robber killed himself when cornered after a high-speed tram chase.

William Curzon Wyllie ?
1 July 1909
Kensington, Central London

Sir William, a colonial administrator, was shot dead in the foyer of the Imperial Institute by Indian student Madar Dal Dhingra. He was sentenced to death and hung by Henry Pierrepoint. It was reported he lost his nerve on the scaffold and was trembling violently.

Mary Jane Walsh 63
11 August 1905
Larkhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Mrs Walsh was seen being attacked by Negro Pasha Liffey, a circus boxer from South Africa. He cut her throat from ear to ear. He narrowly escaped being lynched by local women the next day. During the trial witnesses described him as "drunk with uncontrollable excitement." The prosecutor described him to the jury as "practically of savage race." Found guilty he was hung by Henry Pierrepoint in Duke Street prison, Glasgow.