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On This Day – September 27, 1941

Alfred Bye, 24, soldier, was to-day found guilty of murdering Thomas Edward Walker, a soldier, in the Treasury
Gardens, on September 27, and sentenced to death.
Bye. in his defence said that he had hit Walker in self-defence, and Walker had been fatally stabbed when he rolled on a 9 inch sheath knife.
There were 16 stab wounds in Walker’s body.

On This Day – April 16, 1947

As a Sequel to the shooting In the Treasury Gardens on April 16, when a woman was fatally injured, a 50-year-old widower, Henry Jenkins, of Bond street, Ivanhoe, was charged at the City Watchhouse with the murder of Ruth Grant (38), of Cooma Street, Preston. Jenkins had been in St. Vincent’s Hospital suffering from gunshot wounds in tho groin since the night of the shooting. He was discharged from hospital this afternoon and taken direct to the watchhouse. Ruth Grant died in St. Vincent’s Hospital five days after she was admitted with gunshot wounds in the abdomen.

On This Day – September 27, 1941

Alfred Bye, 24, soldier, was to-day found guilty of murdering Thomas Edward Walker, a soldier, in the Treasury
Gardens, on September 27, and sentenced to death.
Bye. in his defence said that he had hit Walker in self-defence, and Walker had been fatally stabbed when he rolled on a 9 inch sheath knife.
There were 16 stab wounds in Walker’s body.

On This Day – April 16, 1947

As a Sequel to the shooting In the Treasury Gardens on April 16, when a woman was fatally injured, a 50-year-old widower, Henry Jenkins, of Bond street, Ivanhoe, was charged at the City Watchhouse with the murder of Ruth Grant (38), of Cooma Street, Preston. Jenkins had been in St. Vincent’s Hospital suffering from gunshot wounds in tho groin since the night of the shooting. He was discharged from hospital this afternoon and taken direct to the watchhouse. Ruth Grant died in St. Vincent’s Hospital five days after she was admitted with gunshot wounds in the abdomen.