Doris Appleton (1903-1921)

A Jamaican marine fireman, Lester Hamilton, aged 25, visited his girlfriend's house at 57 Cwmdare Street, Cathays only to shot her in the face on 12 February 1921. She died instantly. He walked back into the street and shot himself in the head but survived and was paralysed down his left side. He then had to be carried to the Gallows on 16 Aug 1921 in Cardiff. His executioner was John Ellis.