Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: male

Date: 29 Mar 1937

Place: Greyfriars Bowling Club, Gloucester

The body of a newly-born child was found at the Greyfriars Bowling Club in Gloucester.

The body was found by the groundsman in a rush basket near the wall at the library end of the green.

It was found wrapped up in an old sack and put into the rush basket, but there was nothing with it to suggest the identity of the child and subsequent enquiries had failed to throw any further light on the matter.

The doctor that examined it said that that he formed the opinion that it had almost certainly been born alive, but said that it had however, not lived for very long. He said that it had possibly been born five or six days, or possibly longer, before his examination. He said that there were no marks of violence on the body and that in his opinion, death was due to want of proper attention at birth.

A verdict of 'Found dead' was return, with the Coroner adding that that would enable further enquiries to be made.

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

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Gloucestershire Echo - Monday 29 March 1937

see Gloucester Citizen - Wednesday 16 June 1937 , p5