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)
Malta
Buried Malta Naval Cemetery, Kalkara
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Years of service 1900–1936
1939–1942
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).

Death[edit]

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]

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