Unsolved Murders

Harold William Renshaw


Sex: male

Date: 7 Sep 1916

Place: Broad Marsh, Nottingham

Harold William Renshaw, Alfred Taylor Rogers and Rosanna Rogers were murdered by some person or person's unknown during a Zepplin raid over Nottingham.

Most deaths from German air raids were considered acts of war but in this case the coroner's jury returned the verdict of murder by some person or person's unknown.

The Zepplin raid had targeted the Midland Railway station which had left all its lights on. The Zepplin stayed over Nottingham for 15 minutes and seemed only to have targeted the railway station.

Harold Renshaw had been in bed with his wife when a bomb came in through the ceiling setting fire to his clothing. He was taken to hospital but died before reaching it. Curiously his wife who had been next to him escaped unharmed.

Alfred Taylor Rogers and Rosanna Rogers were married and were also killed whilst in bed.

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

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Nottingham Evening Post - Thursday 02 January 1919