Category Archives: Hector Munro Files

Files held in the archives of William Herbert Wallace’s Solicitor, Hector Munro.

Professor James Edward Dible – Statements and Reports

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

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Dr. Hugh Pearce – Statements and Evidence

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

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Statement RE the trial and Wallace’s demeanour

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

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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)

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

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Anonymous Tip RE: Richard Gordon Parry

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

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Anonymous Tip RE: William Herbert Wallace’s Insanity

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

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Police Tram Test Time Statements

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

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Official Police and Munro File Photos

This gallery contains 37 photos.

Official photographs as found in the police file.

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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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Dr. Hugh Pierce – Statements

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Dr. Robert Coope – Statements & Reports

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

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Edwin Herbert Wallace – Statements

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

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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. Statement to Constable Fred Williams: Note that the constable DID NOT write this down at the time, he … Continue reading

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

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

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Superintendent Hugh Moore Statements & Police Reports

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

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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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Telephone Electrician, Operators/Supervisor and Gladys Harley Testimony

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

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P. Julian Maddock – Time Tests of Tram Routes

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

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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

All reports made by forensic expert Professor McFall, courtesy of John Gannon. Continue reading

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Lily Hall – Statements & Analysis

Lily Hall’s statements with maps and diagrams.

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