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Charles and George Hiscock

Charles and George Hiscock were cousins.

Charles Hiscock

Ordinary Seaman SS/9179(PO) HMS Victory Royal Navy
Died 4 September 1918 aged 18
Remembered on Ash War Memorial
Buried in Ash Cemetery (F96) by Reverend Lambrick

The 1901 census for Ash lists Charley Hiscock aged 8 months. His parents were William, a gas works labourer, and Mary; and he had two older brothers William 4 and Albert 3, and the family lived at Shawfield. The 1918 Electoral Register gives Reynards Cottages in Shawfield Road as the home of William and Mary Hiscock.

Charles Hiscock attended Ash Street National School from 1904-1914, and his date of birth was 17 July 1900. Charles Hiscock died from pneumonia in the Royal Naval Hospital at Haslar Gosport, after less than two months service. (TNA ADM/188/1103)

George Hiscock

Private 13000 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment
Died 27 November 1916 aged 24
Remembered on Ash War Memorial
Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme

George Hiscock was born in Ash in 1893, the son of George and Jane Hiscock. The censuses record that in 1901 the family were living in Shawfield Lane, and in 1911 they were living in 1 Barfoots Cottages, Ash Street. George had four younger siblings Elsie, Dora, Charlie and Ida, and his father was a farm labourer. He also had an older step brother called Edward Munday.

The 1918 electoral register records George and Jane living in 3 Woodruff Cottages, Shawfield Road; and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission records their address as 8 Fern Cottages, Shawfield Road.

George’s medals card records that he fought in the Balkans in 1915 and was awarded the 1914/15 Star.

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