Unsolved Murders

Martha Eyre

Age: 68

Sex: female

Date: 24 Oct 1916

Place: Sadler Gate, Derby

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Martha Eyre died after she was knocked down by a cyclist in Sadler Gate, Derby on the night of 12 October 1916 and taken to the Union Workhouse Infirmary where she died on 24 October 1916.

Her cause of death was given as being due to shock due to a fracture of the left thigh. However, it was heard that there were no marks on her body such that might have been expected due to contact with a bicycle.

After the collision, the cyclist rode off and was not found.

Martha Eyre's daughter said that Martha Eyre had just stepped off the pavement when she was knocked down. She noted that she could not be sure whether the cycle had had lights but said that a boy that was near her had told her that it had none.

An open verdict was returned.

Martha Eyre had lived at 24 Pelham Street.


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


see Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal - Friday 03 November 1916

see Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal - Saturday 04 November 1916

see Derby Daily Telegraph - Wednesday 25 October 1916