Other names: Bartley
Locations in this story: East Knoyle, WiltshireMotcombe, Shaftesbury, DorsetLambeth, SurreyAldershot, HampshireFrance & FlandersMesopotamiaEast Stour, Dorset
Story: Bartley Hiscock was born at East Knoyle, Wiltshire, on 3 Jul 1881 and baptised at the Methodist Chapel, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 21 Aug 1881 the son of Albert Hiscock and Sarah Hiscock (nee Bartley). During his early life he lived with his family at Manor Farm, East Stour, Dorset. He moved from place to place from age 20 years learning his trade as a Butcher. He married Mary Margaret Stevenson at Lambeth, Surrey, Registry Office on 9 Aug 1911 and they went on to have four children, two of whom died shortly after birth. Bartley enlisted on 9 Dec 1915 but was not mobilized until 18 May 1917 as Private with the Army Service Corps (Motor Transport) 970th Company (Service No. M322460). He served in Mesopotamia and France being eventually demobilized on 13 Aug 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. The 1939 Register shows him living at 9-11 Union Street, Aldershot, Hampshire, described as a Registered Butcher's Shop Keeper. He died in the Surrey South Western Registration District in 1968.