1936-xx Update



Archive - 1936

Homicide #1936-xx

Date - 1936-01-24

Victim - GILLIS, Constable Charles (47)
Accused - BRYSON, Ian Murray (22)
Charge - Murder
Sentence - Guilty, Death by Hanging

On January 24th, 1936, Constable Charles Gillis and Constable George Blow responded to the hold-up of a service station at Donald Street and St. Mary Avenue. Constable Gillis was shot in the chest by Ian Murray Bryson as Bryson was trying to escape. Constable Blow managed to arrest Bryson.

Sadly, Constable Gillis died several days later on February 7, 1936.

Bryson' trial took place between June 8th - June 9th, 1936 in the Court of King's Bench with Judge A.K. Dysart residing. He was found guilty and sentenced to hang on August 21st, 1936.

Bryson (22), a mechanic of Scottish origin, was hanged on November 20, 1936 at the Headingly Gaol.