oa Advocate - The private diary of Advocate WJ Hiscock: A glimpse of life at the Johannesburg Bar in 1925

Volume 5, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1012-8743



A diary was given to my brother with the monogram W J H. It occurred to me that the diary could be that of WJ Hiscock. It took several visits to the office of the Master of the Supreme Court to obtain the file relating to the deceased estate of WJ Hiscock. According to the death notice, William John Hiscock was a South African national, born in Somerset East, Cape. He died on 5 January 1949 aged 85 years and three months. Occupation retired advocate. He was resident at 82 Turf Club Street, Turffontein at the time of his death.

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