Other names: Bartley
Locations in this story: East Knoyle, WiltshireMotcombe, Shaftesbury, DorsetLambeth, SurreyUnion Street, Aldershot, HampshireFrance & FlandersMesopotamiaManor Farm, East Stour, Dorset
Story: Bartley Hiscock was born at East Knoyle, Wiltshire, on 3rd July 1881 and baptised at the Methodist Chapel, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 21st August 1881, the son of Albert Hiscock and Sarah Hiscock (née Bartley). During his early life he lived with his family at Manor Farm, East Stour, Dorset. He moved from place to place from the age of 20, learning his trade as a Butcher. He married Mary Margaret Stevenson at Lambeth, Surrey, Registry Office on 9th August 1911 and they went on to have four children, two of whom died shortly after birth. Bartley enlisted on 9th December 1915 but was not mobilized until 18th 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 13th August 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.