Author Archives: R M Qualtrough

Olivia Brine and Harold Denison – Full Statements

The statements of Olivia Brine and Harold Denison.

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Lily Lloyd and Josephine Lloyd – Full Statements

The statements of Gordon Parry’s girlfriend, Lily Lloyd, and her mother Josephine Lloyd.

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Richard Gordon Parry – Full Statements

The statements of Richard Gordon Parry.

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Collection for Forensic Research

A hub for important files and photographs which may have forensic significance.

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Dr. Hugh Pearce – Statements and Evidence

Main Trial: https://www.williamherbertwallace.com/case-files/unabridged-text-of-the-trial-of-william-herbert-wallace/#hpearce

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Statement RE the trial and Wallace’s demeanour

From Munro’s files.

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Statements Regarding the Mackintosh Theory

The central idea in the conviction of William Herbert Wallace is that he had in fact worn the mackintosh to belabor his wife to death and escape in the alotted time free from any specks of blood. The idea that … Continue reading

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Summary of Wallace’s Collections

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Letters to Munro RE: Police Corruption (from a Police Officer & His Wife)

Follow-up by the husband:

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Anonymous Tip RE: Richard Gordon Parry

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Anonymous Tip RE: William Herbert Wallace’s Insanity

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Albert Wood (Prudential Employee) – Statement

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Amy Margaret Wallace – Statements

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Prudential Client Statements (Mostly from the Murder Day)

15:20 – 15:30 (“Definitely here before 3.30pm”): [Sighting of Wallace crying reported by Rothwell (who cycled by him) a minute or two after 15:30 at Maiden Lane.] ~15:30: ~15:30: 15:30 – 15:40: 15:45: ~16:00: ~16:00: 16:00 – 16:15: 16:00 – … Continue reading

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Tram Conductor Statements

Smithdown Lane Car Conductor: The second tram Wallace boarded after getting off of his initial tram from St. Margaret’s Church. Penny Lane Car Conductor: The third and final tram Wallace boarded after switching from the Smithdown Lane car. This took … Continue reading

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Police Tram Test Time Statements

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Harry Hewitt Cooke (Photographer) – Statements

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Official Police and Munro File Photos

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Official photographs as found in the police file.

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William Henry Harrison (Surveyor) – Statements

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James Sarginson Locksmith – Statements

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Constable James Rothwell – Statement

Left home at about 15:30. Cycled 0.3 miles from there to Maiden Lane and proceeded down Maiden Lane (ends around 0.4 miles from his home). Saw Wallace 0.3 to 0.4 miles after leaving home, so probably saw him at around … Continue reading

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Constable James Serjeant (Menlove Witness) – Statements

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Lily Pinches (Menlove Witness) – Statement

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Police Tips & Confessions

Alleged Confession Letter: Letter to Munro Regarding a Confession #1: Letter to Munro Regarding a Confession #2: Tip #1: Apparent attempt to disguise the handwriting. Tip #2:

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Katie Mather (25 Menlove Gardens West Resident) – Statements

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Sidney Hubert Green (Menlove Witness) – Statements

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Dr. Hugh Pierce – Statements

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Dr. Robert Coope – Statements & Reports

09/04/1931 Letter: 09/04/1931 Report #1: 15/04/1931 Summary: Report #2:

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Edwin Herbert Wallace – Statements

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William Herbert Wallace – Statements

CLICK THE IMAGES TO VIEW IN FULL SIZE FOR READING. SAVING TO ALLOW FOR EXTRA ZOOM MAY HELP ON THE MUNRO FILES. 20/01/1931: 22/01/1931: 29/01/1931: Munro Files (#1): Munro Files (#2):

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Milk Boy Timing Statements (Includes Elsie Wright, Metcalfe, Wildman, etc.)

Clock Winders: Holy Trinity Church clock was accurate on the date of the murder. Alan Close (Eyewitness): After the police time tests had been carried out. According to Radio City interviews, the police were not pleased with Alan’s 18:45 claim … Continue reading

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Constable Fred Williams Statements

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Sergeant Harry Bailey Statements

03/03/1931:

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Superintendent Hugh Moore Statements & Police Reports

25/01/1931: 28/01/1931: 02/03/1931: 06/03/1931: 04/05/1931: Munro Files:

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Inspector Herbert Gold – Statements

(Some portions appear to be missing). 03/03/1931: Munro Files:

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Important Sighting Near Wolverton Street ~20:35

Lily Hall reported seeing Wallace speaking to a stockily built man wearing a cap. Below is a statement given to Hector Munro regarding a sighting of a man matching this description (but with a felt hat) at around the same … Continue reading

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Professor James Edward Dible – Full Report

The report of Professor J. E. Dible.

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Anonymous Tip Off #2

Another tip submitted to the police.

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Note From Julia’s Brother Requesting Her Belongings

A note from a surviving brother of Julia Wallace, named George Smith Dennis.

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Anonymous Tip Off #1

One of many tip offs and confessions received by the police. Courtesy of John Gannon.

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Alan Croxton Close (Milk Boy) – Full Statement

The statement of Alan Close, whose sighting of Julia Wallace is critical in this case.

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Joseph Crewe (Prudential Superintendent) – Statements

The full statement of Prudential superintendent Joseph Crewe.

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James Caird – Full Statement

The statement of James Caird, courtesy of John Gannon.

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Sarah Jane Draper – Full Statement

The full statement of charwoman Sarah Jane Draper.

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Telephone Electrician, Operators and Supervisor Testimony

Statements by Leslie Heaton and staff at the telephone exchange who received the “Qualtrough” call.

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John P. Maddock – Time Tests of Tram Routes

Tests of the routes taken by Wallace by John P. Maddock.

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Qualtrough Call Dialogue

A transcript of the Qualtrough call dialogue as given by statements.

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City Cafe Witness (Samuel Beattie and Gladys Harley) Statements

Statements made by Samuel Beattie, captain of the Central Chess Club who spoke to the caller “Qualtrough”. Continue reading

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City Analyst William Henry Roberts – Statements and Reports

Courtesy of author and researcher John Gannon.

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Professor McFall – All Reports and Evidence

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John Sharpe Johnston & Florence Sarah Johnston Full Statements

Courtesy of author John Gannon, the following are the statements of the Johnstons. He does not have statements from any other family members.

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My Theory

Although the main solution on my site makes sense of the most aspects of the case, I think I might believe something else. I could justify it with a very long article but probably not convince anyone of why this … Continue reading

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Modern Forensic Expert Analysis of the Crime Scene #2

Here is my correspondence with another forensic expert I hired. He is a doctor in forensic science and has worked as the chief medical examiner for several police forces. He has testified as the expert witness in hundreds of court … Continue reading

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Alternate Theories

Some possible alternative ways this crime could have taken place.

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Handy List of Case Facts

[WORK IN PROGRESS] A list of facts about the specifics of the case. I have left out the obvious details: Menlove Gardens was a relatively new estate and new homes were being built around the area regularly. The Wallaces used … Continue reading

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Bloodstain, Brain Matter, and Bone: Locations and Description

Bloodstain and human tissue descriptions and locations.

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Persons of Interest: Gallery & Statements

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Julia Wallace: Name: Julia Wallace (née Dennis). Class: Murder Victim. Born: Unknown or 28/04/1861 (some confusion remains over her identity). Died: 20/01/1931. Bio: Julia Wallace was murdered in her own home at 29 Wolverton Street on the 20th of December, … Continue reading

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Distraction Robbery (My Old Solution)

Previously I believed that the forerunner theory was the idea of a two-man job at Wolverton Street, in the form of a distraction robbery. There are some things that led me to this, such as the thought of what Julia … Continue reading

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Modern Forensic Expert Analysis of the Crime Scene #1

Below I will include in full my correspondence with a modern day forensic expert who I commissioned to review this case. She has worked forensics on several live homicide cases for the police.

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Julia Wallace: Biography and Life Timeline



Julia Wallace: Murder victim.

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Lily Hall – Statements & Analysis

Lily Hall’s statements with maps and diagrams.

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Morgue Photos & Post Mortem Report (Graphic)

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The only known morgue photos of Julia Wallace, clearly showing the wounding, including the strike which opened up her skull. In the opinion of a forensic doctor who is the lead forensic advisor for the CSI TV series, the gaping … Continue reading

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Memoir by William Herbert Wallace

An unpublished life story memoir held by Hill Dickinson, courtesy of Antony M. Brown’s book “Move to Murder”.

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A Brief Life Story Extract by William Herbert Wallace

A brief life story by William Herbert Wallace, quoted by Wyndham-Brown.

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The Personal Diary Entries of William Herbert Wallace

Personal diary entries written by Wallace, courtesy of Ronald Bartle, John Gannon and Roger Wilkes.

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TV Reader’s Digest – Britain’s Most Baffling Murder Case (1956)

A 1956 TV recreation of the Wallace case. The movie is rather factually inaccurate and has substituted the names of certain individuals.

Anthony Eustrel plays William Herbert Wallace.

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Richard “Gordon” Parry: Biography and Life Timeline



Richard “Gordon” Parry (often referred to simply as Gordon Parry): Suspect in the murder of Julia Wallace.

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Housebreaker News Clippings & Timeline

Newspaper clippings regarding members of a housebreaking gang which was highly active in Liverpool at the time of the murder.

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Book Reviews

A review of books on the Wallace case as well as their overall theory. — My Top Picks: #1: Murder Casebook No.25: The Perfect Murder (1990) #2: The Killing of Julia Wallace by Johnathan Goodman (1969) #3: The Killing of … Continue reading

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William Herbert Wallace: Biography and Life Timeline



William Herbert Wallace: Husband of Julia Wallace, convicted and then acquitted for her murder.

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A Very British Murder with Lucy Worsley – The Wallace Case

In the third episode of Lucy Worsley’s “A Very British Murder”, the Wallace case received coverage.

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My Solution

The Wallace case has remained unsolved for almost a century. Many theories have been posited – from the plausible, to the intriguing, to the downright bizarre. Following is what I personally believe is the solution to this legendary Liverpool cold case.

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Personal Letters of William Herbert Wallace

A collection of correspondence written by William Herbert Wallace himself.

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The One Show, BBC – The Wallace Case (21/01/2020)

The One Show’s retelling of the Wallace case, broadcast on 21/01/2020.

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The Murder of Julia Wallace

The story of “The Wallace Case”, Britain’s most baffling unsolved murder.

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Wallace’s Request for the Return of Books (Includes List of Books)

A prison commission folder containing communication regarding the return of books which William Herbert Wallace had requested be given to him during his stay in prison. It appears his interests did not change while facing down the death penalty.

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Refusal to Grant Compensation Following Successful Appeal

Here is a small set of communication in a rather barren tagged folder where “Leslie Bowker” writes as to why William Herbert Wallace should receive no compensation.

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Radio City – Who Killed Julia Wallace? (1981 Documentary)

A 1981 radio documentary about the Julia Wallace cold case, hosted by author Roger Wilkes. Features interviews with relevant figures who were alive at the time of the murder.

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The Man from the Pru – 1990 Film

This is the full 1990 movie, “The Man from the Pru”, which stars Jonathan Pryce as William Herbert Wallace, and Anna Massey as Julia Wallace.

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Refutation of Rumours Wallace Had Been Hunger Striking

In these exchanges, the writers of these letters and telegrams dispute the claim (which was in newspapers at the time) that Wallace had been on hunger strike.

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Mythbusters

Confirming or dispelling facts commonly attributed to the Julia Wallace murder case.

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Crime Scene & Relevant Locations

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Photos of locations relevant to the Julia Wallace murder case, including crime scene photos. Continue reading

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Full Appeal Trial of William Herbert Wallace

Here is the full text of the appeal trial of William Herbert Wallace. His appeal was successful and his conviction overturned, with the judges unanimously deciding that the evidence did not provide the certainty necessary to justify a verdict of guilty.

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Full Text of the Trial of William Herbert Wallace (Unabridged)

Here is the trial in full, unabridged, with annotations exactly as I found them. This is more complete than Wyndham-Brown’s transcription, which is edited and leaves out various statements.

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Noteworthy Newspaper Clippings from the National Archives

Here you will find selected newspaper clippings included in the case files at the National Archives.

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Robert Carr – Statement

A man named Robert Carr very persistently pressed for his testimony to be taken into account. He claims to have seen William Herbert Wallace with his sister-in-law Amy Wallace at Scotland Road at 8 PM on the night of the murder.

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Correspondence Regarding an Anonymous Confession

The authors of these letters discuss the receipt of an anonymous postcard with a confession. The actual postcard was not inside the case file, so I was unable to photograph that.

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Justice of the Peace and Local Government Review: Entry Following Wallace’s Successful Appeal

Here, in the Justice of the Peace and Local Government Review, issued June 13, 1931, there is a lengthy discussion about the Wallace case and appeal.

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Prosecution Case Points

This appears to be a list of points for the prosecution, which they will attempt to use to convict William Herbert Wallace.

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Report of William Herbert Wallace’s Mental State

A report on the mental state of William Herbert Wallace during his stay in prison. He is deemed fit to stand trial.

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Royal Southern Hospital Report of William Herbert Wallace’s Health

A report of William Herbert Wallace’s stay at the Royal Southern Hospital. Admitted: 9th June 1930, Discharged: 10th July 1930. Renal deficiency suspected.

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William Herbert Wallace’s Application for Appeal

This is the application William sent requesting an appeal for his conviction. It includes his list of reasons as to why he deserves another trial.

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William Herbert Wallace: Character Report

A report containing details of Wallace’s character, including statements from a number of individuals who knew him personally.

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John Bull Articles (Ghostwritten Articles by Wallace About the Murder, Trial, and Release)

These articles which appeared in John Bull were ghostwritten for Wallace. It details his experiences with the murder, trial, and his theories on what happened to Julia.

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Notes Before Wallace’s Appeal

This is what appears to be notes on William Herbert Wallace and the trial, written for the appeal perhaps? A note at the end states that after this was written, the conviction was quashed. Inscriptions may be by his defendent, Roland Oliver.

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Short Notes of the Trial of William Herbert Wallace

Notes on the trial of William Herbert Wallace, written by the judge. For the unabridged transcript of the trial, please see:

https://www.williamherbertwallace.com/national-archives/unabridged-text-of-the-trial-of-william-herbert-wallace/

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