Unsolved Murders

Edward Adam Palin

Age: 29

Sex: male

Date: 19 Jun 1915

Place: Ammonia Soda Chemical Works, Lostock, Northwich

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Edward Adam Palin was found dead at an ammonia works.

His windpipe had been torn, a rib fractured, his fingers cut and his chest bruised.

It was heard that Edward Palin had been a beltman in the machinery department of the Ammonia Soda Chemical Works and that he went up to the foreman and touched him without saying a word and then fell down with blood streaming from his mouth and died.

Nobody saw anything happen and the Coroner stated that, 'The man's death must ever remain a mystery'.

Edward Palin had lived in Church Row in Barnton.


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


see Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough - Tuesday 22 June 1915

see Manchester Evening News - Saturday 19 June 1915