Unsolved Murders

John Duggan

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Date: 10 Jul 1932

Place: Ross-on-Wye

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

John Duggan and Patrick Galvin were found dead in a field with their throats cut.

Their bodies were found by two men engaged in the locality as pea pickers that had been sleeping nearby in the meadow. They found them on the Sunday morning as they were going to a brook for some water. They said that they didn't hear any quarrelling, groaning or shouting on the Saturday night.

They were found on the edge of a plantation just off the main Ross-Monmouth road between two and three miles from Ross.

They were described as Irishmen of the tramping fraternity. They were also thought to have been old soldiers and to have been discharged from the Army with good characters at the end of the war.

It was said that Patrick Galvin's throat wounds were not self-inflicted, but that John Duggan's injuries were such as might be found in the case of suicide by a right-handed man.

When they were found they were said to have had the usual accoutrements for tramping and preparing meals.


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


see Gloucestershire Echo - Tuesday 19 July 1932

see Gloucester Citizen - Monday 11 July 1932

see Western Daily Press - Tuesday 12 July 1932

see Gloucestershire Echo - Monday 18 July 1932