Henry James Hiscox

Surname: Hiscox
Other names: Henry James
Other people in this story:
Egbert Hiscock
Emma Mary Hiscock (nee Mearing)
Maria Louisa Smith
Locations in this story:
Lamyatt, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Bedminster, Bristol
Bedchester, Shaftesbury, Dorset
West Dean, Gloucestershire
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Story:
Henry James Hiscox was born in Lamyett, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, on 4 Apr 1875 and baptised there on 30 May 1875 the son of Egbert Hiscock and Emma Mary Hiscock (nee Mearing).  He spent his early life in Somerset.  He married Maria Louisa Smith at St. Paul's Church, Bedminster, Bristol, on 18 Oct 1894.  By 1901 he had found employment in Bedchester, Shaftesbury, Dorset,  and lived at Pitts Cottages.  His name appears on the Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, WW1 Roll of Honour which indicates he served with the Royal Army Service Corps - Remnants (understood to be an amalgamation of various units).  No other military or medal records have been found.  His wife died in 1927 in Shepton Mallet. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Mill End, West Dean, Gloucestershire, described as a Widower and Incapacitated.  His death was recorded at the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, Registry in 1944.  (NB. The family name spelling switched frequently between Hiscox & Hiscock.)

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