Other names: Charles John
Locations in this story: Hartgrove, Shaftesbury, DorsetJordan Cottages, Preston, Weymouth, DorsetFrance & Flanders
Story: Charles John Hiscock was born at Hartgrove, Shaftesbury, on 14th April 1895, the son of Charles John Hiscock and Sarah Jane Hiscock (née Plummer). By the 1911 Census the family had moved to Preston, Weymouth, Dorset. Charles enlisted on 1st September 1914 and joined the Royal Field Artillery as a Gunner (Driver) and served most of his time in France and Flanders with the 4th Divisional Ammunition Company (Service No. 10748). He was demobilized on 31st March 1920 and awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. He married Alice Maud Webber in Weymouth on 29th October 1927 and they went on to have one child. His last known address was Jordan Cottages, Preston, Weymouth, Dorset, per the 1939 Register. He died in Weymouth in 1979. Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.