Egbert Joseph Hiscox

Surname: Hiscox
Other names: Egbert Joseph
Other people in this story:
Henry James Hiscox
Maria Louisa Hiscox née Smith
Olive Irene Hiscox née Dent
Locations in this story:
Pitts Cottages, Bedchester, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire
Sodbury, Gloucestershire
Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Fontmell Magna, Dorset

Egbert Joseph Hiscox was born in Bedchester, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 18th May 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 Nos. 79301 & 79031).  He served in Egypt and on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1915 Star.  

He married Olive Irene Dent in Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, in 1928.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 3 Hambrook Road, Sodbury, Gloucestershire, and was working as a Labourer.  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.)


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Henry James Hiscox