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Postcards sent by Julia Wallace to her neighbours the Johnstons.
Transcribed as follows in two parts, letter one from the wife and the second from the officer. — Letter #1: GLANRAFON. BROOKHOUSE. DENBIGH North Wales Feb, 8th 1964 Dear Sir, Re your article in the Daily Post today Feb, 8th … Continue reading
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Postcards sent by Julia Wallace to her neighbours the Johnstons.
Russell Johnston (grandson of John Sharpe and Florence Sarah Johnston) Radio City interview. Continue reading
Audio questions sent on a tape to Jonathan Goodman. Responses from Goodman not included. Continue reading
Goodman file statement by Walter James Holme, terraced neighbour of the Wallaces (residing at 27 Wolverton Street). Continue reading
Full article by Richard Gordon Parry appearing in Empire News, regarding William and Julia Wallace, and various other alleged facts. Transcribed by John Gannon: Empire News Article – 5 November, 1933. WALLACE ACCUSED ME! Unsolved Murder Case Disclosures. “Now let … Continue reading
This empty folder contains a note on the front. It appears to be a complaint from the defence regarding the prosecution’s failure to notify them of a witness they intended to call. The folder is empty inside.
Detailed analysis from a highly regarded expert in the field of blood pattern analysis. They have wished to remain anonymous.
Click Images to View in Full Size. Courtesy of author and case researcher John Gannon. — Report: — Main Trial: https://www.williamherbertwallace.com/case-files/unabridged-text-of-the-trial-of-william-herbert-wallace/#jedible Transcript (John Gannon): PROFESSOR JAMES EDWARD DIBLE SWORN. EXAMINED BY MR ROLAND OLIVER. 3711. What is your full name? … Continue reading
The statements of Olivia Brine and Harold Denison.
The statements of Gordon Parry’s girlfriend, Lily Lloyd, and her mother Josephine Lloyd.
A hub for important files and photographs which may have forensic significance.
Click Images to View in Full Size. Main Trial: https://www.williamherbertwallace.com/case-files/unabridged-text-of-the-trial-of-william-herbert-wallace/#hpearce Transcript (John Gannon): DR HUGH PIERCE SWORN. EXAMINED BY MR WALSH. 2125. Your name is Hugh Pierce an you are a Doctor of Medicine. Yes. 2126. QLRCP and MRCS? Yes. … Continue reading
From Munro’s files. Letter apparently to Goodman: 16 GREAT STUART STREET EDINBURGH 3 ___-___ ____ 1.4.69 Dear Sir, I have read your book on the Wallace case with great interest and I’d like to make a few comments on it. … Continue reading
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
29/04/1931: The Friar’s Lodge, Sr. Michael’s Road, Liverpool, 28th. April, 1931. Sir, THE WALLACE CASE. Please forgive me the liverty I take in writing you. It is perhaps presumption on my part to make suggestions to you in the Wallace … Continue reading
Provided and photographed by John Gannon. … To:- Mr Munro. C/o: Messrs Davis, Berthen & Munro. Solicitors. 36,Dale St.,Liverpool. re :- W.H.Wallace – case. Dear Sir, I trust you will pardon me for not desiring my identity to be known … Continue reading
Mr Munro Messrs H.I.Davies Bethern Munro 26 Dale St Liverpool Cotton Exchange Liverpool, 6th Feby 1931 Re the man Wallace that you are defending. I am informed & I believe that the West Lanes(?) Mental Board can confirm _ that … Continue reading
Distance from 29 Wolverton Street to the St. Margaret’s Church stop is 605 yards (William Henry Harrison, surveyor) or 608 yards (P. Julian Maddock, civil and consulting engineer). Both men agree the “request” stop at Castlewood Road on the way … Continue reading
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:
Click Images to View in Full Size. 09/04/1931 Letter: 09/04/1931 Report #1: 15/04/1931 Summary: Report #2: Main Trial: https://www.williamherbertwallace.com/case-files/unabridged-text-of-the-trial-of-william-herbert-wallace/#rcoope Transcript (John Gannon): DR ROBERT COOPE SWORN. EXAMINED BY MR ROLAND OLIVER. 3791. Is your name Robert Coope? Yes. 3792. You … Continue reading
Transcribed by Michael Banks. Edwin Herbert Wallace of 83 Ullet Road Liverpool Student will say:- I reside with my mother at the above address & am 19 years of age. I have known my uncle William Herbert Wallace practically all … Continue reading
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: Of possible note, Amy and Edwin Wallace claim that William had been drinking Brandy (alcohol) when they … Continue reading
Clock Winders: Central Police Offices, Dale Street. 27th Jany. 1931. John Paterson says:- I am a clock winder employed by Mssrs. Condliff & Coy, Clockmakers, 93 Dale Street. It is part of my duty to wind and correct the clock … Continue reading
25/01/1931: C.I.D.Special Branch, 25th January 1931. Hubert MOORE says:- I am a Detective Superintendent in the Liverpool City Police. At about 10p.m. on Tuesday the 20th.January 1931 in consequence of what I was told, I went with Detective Sergeant Fothergill … Continue reading
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
A note from a surviving brother of Julia Wallace, named George Smith Dennis.
One of many tip offs and confessions received by the police. Courtesy of John Gannon.
Statements by Leslie Heaton and staff at the telephone exchange who received the “Qualtrough” call.
Tests of the routes taken by Wallace by P. Julian Maddock.
A transcript of the Qualtrough call dialogue as given by statements.
Courtesy of author and researcher John Gannon.
All reports made by forensic expert Professor McFall, courtesy of John Gannon. Continue reading
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
[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
Bloodstain and human tissue descriptions and locations.
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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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
An unpublished life story memoir held by Hill Dickinson, courtesy of Antony M. Brown’s book “Move to Murder”.
A brief life story by William Herbert Wallace, quoted by Wyndham-Brown.
Personal diary entries written by Wallace, courtesy of Ronald Bartle, John Gannon and Roger Wilkes.
Newspaper clippings regarding members of a housebreaking gang which was highly active in Liverpool at the time of the murder.
A collection of correspondence written by William Herbert Wallace himself.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here you will find selected newspaper clippings included in the case files at the National Archives.
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.
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.
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.
This appears to be a list of points for the prosecution, which they will attempt to use to convict William Herbert Wallace.
A report on the mental state of William Herbert Wallace during his stay in prison. He is deemed fit to stand trial.
A report of William Herbert Wallace’s stay at the Royal Southern Hospital. Admitted: 9th June 1930, Discharged: 10th July 1930. Renal deficiency suspected.
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.
A report containing details of Wallace’s character, including statements from a number of individuals who knew him personally.
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.
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.
Notes on the trial of William Herbert Wallace, written by the judge. For the unabridged transcript of the trial, please see: