ON THIS DAY ……. 13th April 1940

EAST HAWTHORN

Douglas Ernest Evans aged 27, of Hawthorn, was committed for trial on a charge of having murdered James Charles Edwards aged 47, on this day in 1940. Senior-Detective Deslamen said that Evans had told the police that he was at the garage in Burke road, Camberwell, where Edwards was murdered on April 13, from 11.40am to 12.00pm, and that an Air Force man who was there also was angry Edwards about some repair work to a car he had done. Evans was charged with the murder.