Unsolved Murders

Rashleigh George White

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Date: 25 Jul 1919

Place: Box Tunnel, Wiltshire

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Rashleigh George White, a gunner in the army, was thought to have been pushed out of a train in a tunnel on the Great Western Railway.

A man was charged with his murder but discharged after the prosecution said that they were satisfied that the man was not in the train in question.

Rashleigh White was found in the Box Tunnel on the Saturday morning, 26 July 1919 with  large lacerated wound to his head.

The man was arrested after he was alleged to have stated in Birmingham that he had pushed a man out of a train.

Rashleigh White had just come to England on leave from France and was apparently travelling to Bristol at the time.


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


see Cheltenham Chronicle - Saturday 30 August 1919

see Dundee Evening Telegraph - Thursday 31 July 1919

see Dundee Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 27 August 1919

see Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 02 August 1919