Unsolved Murders

William Peck John Margetts

Age: 54

Sex: male

Date: 22 Jun 1922

Place: Southend

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

The body of William Peck John Margetts was found in the mud under the bow of a boat west of the pier at Southend.

He was a bricklayer from South Croydon.

He was said by his brother to be of a roving disposition and was an old soldier having served in the East Surrey Regiment during the war.

When the police searched his body they found Army discharge papers and a registered letter containing a medal and ribbons.


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see Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 23 June 1922