Charles John Hiscock

Surname: Hiscock
Other names: Charles John
Other people in this story:
Charles John Hiscock
Sarah Jane Hiscock née Plummer
Alice Maud Hiscock née Webber
Locations in this story:
Hartgrove, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Jordan Cottages, Preston, Weymouth, Dorset
France & Flanders
Litton-Cheney, Weymouth, Dorset

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 from 27 Nov 1915 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 1915 Star. By the 1921 Census he was living with his parents at Jordan Cottages, Preston, Weymouth, Dorset, working as a Cowman. He married Alice Maud Webber in Litton-Cheney, Weymouth on 29th October 1927 and they went on to have one child. He was still living at Jordan Cottages per the 1939 Register. At this time Charles also volunteered as an ARP Warden. He died in Weymouth in 1979. Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.


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