Category Archives: Statements

Statements of people relevant to the Wallace case.

Russell Johnston (Grandson of the Johnstons)

Russell Johnston (grandson of John Sharpe and Florence Sarah Johnston) Radio City interview. Continue reading

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Walter James Holme (Neighbour) – Statement

Goodman file statement by Walter James Holme, terraced neighbour of the Wallaces (residing at 27 Wolverton Street). Continue reading

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Richard Gordon Parry – Empire News Article

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

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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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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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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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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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Albert Wood (Prudential Employee) – Statement

Transcribed by Michael Banks: Albert Wood of 25 Ellersley Road Tue Brook Liverpool Assistant Superintendent with the Prudential Insurance Co Ltd:- I was an Agent with the Prudential until September 1929 & in that month I became Assistant Superintendent under … Continue reading

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Amy Margaret Wallace – Statements

Transcription with thanks to Michael Banks. Amy Margaret Wallace of 83 Ullet Road Liverpool Married Woman will say:- I returned to England in June 1929 & I stopped with Mr & Mts Wallace at 29 Wolverton Street Anfield Liverpool for … Continue reading

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Prudential Client Statements (Mostly from the Murder Day)

Transcriptions by Michael Banks: 15:20 – 15:30 (“Definitely here before 3.30pm”): Mrs Letitia Harrison of 11 Pennsylvania Rd Liverpool Will say:- I have known Mr Wallace for about 3 years as an agent. He was always gentlemanly in his manners. … 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

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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Harry Hewitt Cooke (Photographer) – Statements

References to photographs: Harry Hewitt COOKE says:– I am the Official Photographer of the C.I.D. Liverpool City Police. On the 21st January last I took photographs of the premises 29, Wolverton Street (produced), and numbered 6, 7 and 9. Later … Continue reading

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William Henry Harrison (Surveyor) – Statements

13641 _._. TELEPHONE BANK 8720. T/H MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS. LIVERPOOL. 28th January, 1931. ALBERT D. JENKINS, F.S.I. LAND STEWARD & SURVEYOR LIVERPOOL CORPORATION Dear Sir, 29, Wolverton Street In reply to your letter of the 20th instant, Mr. Harrison of my … Continue reading

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James Sarginson Locksmith – Statements

James SARGINSON says:- I am a locksmith carrying on business at 86 and 88 Dale Street. On Monday the 26th January I received the rim latch, produced, from Ch.Inspr.Roberts. I have examined it and found it very dirty and rusty. … Continue reading

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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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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

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. 20/01/1931: Of possible note, Amy and Edwin Wallace claim that William had been drinking Brandy (alcohol) when they … 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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Constable Fred Williams Statements

Con.191 “G” WILLIAMS says:- In consequence of what I was told I went to No.29, Wolverton Street at 9.10p.m. 20.1.31, and after knocking at the front door it was opened by Mr.William Wallace who said, “Come inside officer, something terrible … Continue reading

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Sergeant Harry Bailey Statements

Statement #1: Harry Bailey says:- I am Detective Sergeant of the Liverpool City Police Force. At Doctor McFall and present in the house. I learned what had taken place and made an evidence of a forcible entrace but I could … 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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Inspector Herbert Gold – Statements

William Herbert Wallace was Inspector Gold’s insurance agent. Therefore in all objective fairness Inspector Gold should not have been allowed to work on or be attached to this case. With that said, it appears that in this instance he was … 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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Allan Croxton Close (Milk Boy) – Full Statement

The statement of Allan 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/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 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

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

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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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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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Lily Hall – Statements & Analysis

Lily Hall’s statements with maps and diagrams.

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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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