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The Murdering Cousin
Episode 1118th March 2024 • The BackTracker History Show • The Backtracker
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The Murdering Cousin

Season: 5 Episode: 11

Cyril Victor Tennyson Saunders a former lance corporal in the Royal Engineers and he had been in a relationship with his cousin, Dorothy May Saunders, nicknamed Bubbles, for two years and they had plans to marry.

After a pregnancy scare and the death of her father, Dorothy changed her mind about marriage. Cyril was devastated and vowed to get her to reconsider, with dire consequences.


Dorothy May Saunders - Rose Hayles

Cyril Saunders - Molly Jefferies

Police Report - Steve Yeo

Betty Lawrence - Sam Roberts

Private J.J Boote - Joe Wilson

Prison Notice - Steve Sheperd


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Western Evening Herald - Thursday 23 September 1920

Western Morning News - Friday 24 September 1920

Daily News (London) - Friday 24 September 1920

Hampshire Advertiser - Saturday 02 October 1920

Westminster Gazette - Tuesday 30 November 1920

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UK, Calendar of Prisoners, 1868-1929


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