THE MURDERED DRUMMER
PETITION FOR REPRIEVE OF
(DNITED PRISS ASSOCIATION—COpIr.IQHT.)
UUmAUAN-.NKW SBALAND CAtLS ASSOCIATION.) LONDON, 7th January. The Home Secretary has received from Lance-Corporal Dearnley, whose execution was fixed to take place in Winchester Gaol to-morrow, fresh information regarding the circumstances of the murder of Drummer Ellis, consequently the execution has been postponed. Tljirty thousand people signed a petition for a repiieve of Dearnley, on account pf his age, but until the new information was forthcoming the Home Secretary declined to interfere.
Dearnley, a lance-corporal in the Leicester Regiment, quarrelled with Ellis, a drummer. He persuaded Ellis to play Indians, and allow himself to be tied with a rope to a tree, telling him he.would return and release him. According to 'his own story he was prevented from returning. Dearnley's .brother and mother are both insane.
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THE MURDERED DRUMMER, Evening Post, Volume CVII, Issue 7, 9 January 1924
THE MURDERED DRUMMER Evening Post, Volume CVII, Issue 7, 9 January 1924
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