Unsolved Murders

Muriel Gillett Baumphrey

Age: 31

Sex: female

Date: 13 Dec 1914

Place: Upper Montagu Street, Marylebone

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Muriel Gillett Baumphrey died from an illegal operation.

She was a nurse in a nursing home on Upper Montagu Street, Marylebone and died in St. George's hospital.

Whilst she was in hospital she refused to disclose the name of the person who had carried out the operation on her. She said that she had visited a woman on 12 December 1914 and had promised not to say who the person was or what address she had gone to.

The police searched her rooms and found an address book and made inquiries in regards to all the names and addresses in it but found no useful information.

When her mother went to see Muriel Baumphrey in hospital and asked who she had been to see for the operation Muriel Baumphrey said 'I went to a woman and was as much to blame as she was.'.


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


see Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Wednesday 30 December 1914

see Aberdeen Journal - Wednesday 30 December 1914