The Sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster

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Tom Hiscock


Tom Hiscock was born in Pewsey, Wiltshire in 1899 to William Hiscock and Fanny Sprules and was baptised on Christmas Day of that year. He was the eldest of their four children. William was a Farm Labourer and the family lived in West End in the village.

Tom Hiscock enlisted in the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry at the nearby town of Devizes. In October 1918 he was with the 2/1st Regiment which moved to Ireland in early 1918 and were quartered in the Dublin area. Presumably returning home on leave on the 10th of October he travelled on RMS Leinster with three other privates from the Regiment. None of the four survived the sinking but Tom Hiscock’s body was recovered and he was buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery in Dublin.

His name is recorded on the War Memorial in the Churchyard of St John the Baptist in Pewsey.



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