Unsolved Murders

Ernest Woodcock

Age: 24

Sex: male

Date: 30 Apr 1913

Place: Cleethorpes

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Ernest Woodcock was found drowned with his fists clenched tight in his pockets.

He was last seen at about 11pm on the Monday at Grimsby Docks and his watch had stopped at 11.40pm which was when it was presumed he had drowned.

His body was later washed up in Cleethorpes on the beach near the Kingsway Promenade.

He had 15 sovereigns in his pockets.

He had been a railway fireman and had been staying at an address in wellington Street in Grimsby. He was last seen on the Monday night at 11pm on the Grimsby Docks.


*map pointers are rough estimates based on known location details as per Place field above.


see Nottingham Evening Post - Wednesday 30 April 1913

see Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Thursday 01 May 1913