William Whiteley, Yorkshire-born entrepreneur and founder of Whiteleys department store in London, was murdered on the 24th of January, 1907.
His killer was a young man who claimed to be his illegitimate son. The man shot Whiteley dead in his shop.
Whiteley’s will left £1 000 000, which is the equivalent of about £90 000 000 today.
The funeral procession is seen here on the 30th of January, making its way through Ladbroke Grove.