Unsolved Murders

William Gourdie

Age: 31

Sex: male

Date: 11 Aug 1922

Place: Dunstan Coal Staiths

William Gourdie was found drowned at Dunstan Coal Staiths.

He was an able seaman from the SS Horley Grange of London who had been reported as missing on 2 August 1922.

He had been acting as watchman whilst the vessel was at Dunstan when he vanished.

He had scratches on his face which was very swollen but no marks of injury on his body.

He was identified by documents discovered in his clothing.

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

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Shields Daily News - Tuesday 15 August 1922