Egbert Joseph Hiscox

Surname: Hiscox
Other names: Egbert Joseph
Other people in this story:
Henry James Hiscox
Maria Louisa Hiscox née Smith
May Elizabeth Mary Howard
Locations in this story:
Pitts Cottages, Bedchester, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Monmouth, Wales
Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Fontmell Magna, Dorset

Egbert Joseph Hiscox was born in Bedchester, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 1 Oct 1897 and baptised at Fontmell Magna, Dorset, on 21st November 1897, the son of Henry James Hiscox and Maria Louisa Hiscox (née Smith).  He lived his early life at Pitts Cottages, Bedchester, Shaftesbury. He enlisted and served with the Royal Field Artillery as, firstly, a Gunner and latterly, as a Driver. (Service No. 79301).  He served in Egypt from 1 Jul 1915 and on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. By 1919 he was living in Bedchester, Dorset, but there is no apparent record of his whereabouts in the 1921 Census.    He married May Elizabeth Mary Howard in Monmouth, Wales, during 1925.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Millend, West Dean, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, working as a Farm Manager (his widowed father was also living with him).   His death was recorded at the Forest of Dean Registry, Gloucestershire, in 1967.   His father, Henry James Hiscox, also served with the RASC during the conflict and survived.  (N.B. The surname is also spelt 'Hiscocks' in some records but 'Hiscox' predominates.)


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The National Archives
Henry James Hiscox