William Hiscock

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William Ewart Hiscock
Born (1886-01-13)13 January 1886
Dorchester, Dorset
Died 15 February 1942(1942-02-15) (aged 56)
Buried Malta Naval Cemetery, Kalkara
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Years of service 1900–1936
Rank Lieutenant Commander
Unit HMS St Angelo
Battles/wars First World War
Second World War
Awards George Cross
Distinguished Service Cross

William Ewart Hiscock, GC, DSC (13 January 1886 – 15 February 1942) was a Royal Navy officer who was awarded the George Cross for the "great gallantry and undaunted devotion" he displayed in September 1941 in attempting to defuse a novel Italian ‘Torpedo Machine’ in St George's Bay, Malta, during the Second World War.

George Cross citation[edit]

His award was published in the London Gazette on 16 June 1942:[1]

The King has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the George Cross for great gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty to Lieutenant (Acting Lieutenant-Commander) William Ewart Hiscock, D.S.C., R.N. (retired) (to be dated 3rd February, 1942).


Hiscock and his wife Alice Beatrice Hiscock were killed when by an enemy bomb landed directly on their home in St George’s Barracks on 15 February 1942.[2]