Ep262 – WW1 Officers facing disgrace in 1920s courtrooms – Dr Frances Hurd

Mentioned in Dispatches
Mentioned in Dispatches
Ep262 - WW1 Officers facing disgrace in 1920s courtrooms - Dr Frances Hurd
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Historian Dr Frances Hurd talks about her research into officers who fall foul of the law in the 1920s. She examines three officers who found themselves in the courts after the war. Charles Reid Wodehouse appeared in court on various charges, including passing dud cheques, impersonation, staying in fashionable hotels and restaurants under a false name and not paying the bill, and persuading a number of women to hand over money to him. Alan Dunbar Lewis fell on hard times and died in Strangeways prison. Finally, Frederick Rothwell Holt was executed for murder in 1920.