Execution of Sergeant Patrick John Byrne for the murder of Quarter-Master Sergt. Brooks and Paymaster-Sergeant Griffiths, at the Militia Stores, Northampton, on September 2nd.

[Northampton: Arlidge, 1878]

“Instead of by sword, I die by the hangman’s rope”: Byrne had previously served as Quarter-master in the British Army but following a reduction in rank, he took to drinking excessively, and murdered the new Quarter-master Sergeant and the Paymaster Sergeant.


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