|Lincolnshire Regiment||10434||6th (Service) Battalion|
Arthur was born in 1895 in Fritchley, the son of Thomas and Emma Cowlishaw – his mother was widowed in 1900. He was employed at Glossop’s woodyard. He was posted to the Balkans in Aug 1915 and, later that month, wounded in the thigh by shrapnel in the Dardanelles and hospitalised at Cairo. He was again wounded in Jan 1916 whilst serving in Greece. He married Gertrude Hudson in 1920 (Q2 Shardlow district) and had a son. By 1939, he was a foreman at the ordnance depot at Chilwell, Notts.
Arthur was a member of Crich Brass Band; the photo below shows the band just before WW1.
Photo courtesy Clifford Raven
Field Ambulance Record
A Cowlishaw aged 20
Years Service: 1 year
Month with field forces: 6 weeks
Ailment: Shrapnel left thigh
Date transferred to other hospital: 31/08/1915
Date of transfer from Sick Convoy: 15/08/1915
Number of days under treatment: 17
Religion: C o E
Regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment
Battalion: 6th (Service) Battalion
Other Unit: D Company
Medal Index Record
Date of entry into the Balkans was 1 July 1915. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star Medals with a second clasp 24 January 1919.
Derbyshire Courier, 31 August 1915
CRICH SOLDIER WOUNDED
Official information was received by Mrs E Cowlishaw, of Fritchley, Crich, on Wednesday that her son Private Arthur Cowlishaw, of the 6th Lincoln regiment had been wounded in action in the Dardanelles. The message (from Lichfield) announces that the date and nature of the wounds are not stated by the War Office. Private Cowlishaw is a member of the 6th Lincoln's regimental band.
Derbyshire Times, 15 January 1916
FRITCHLEY MAN WOUNDED
Mrs Emma Cowlishaw, who is a widow, of Fritchley, has received a letter from her son, Arthur, a drummer in the 33rd Infantry Brigade, 6th Service Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment, with the Expeditionary Forces in Greece, stating that he was in the General Hospital at Wandsworth, London, suffering a wound the nature of which was not stated. This is the second time he had been wounded, the first being at the Dardanelles when he was taken to a hospital in Cairo. He enlisted just after the outbreak of war and has been in the fighting line for the past six months. He is 20 years of age and was formerly a member of Crich Brass Band.
|Emma||Cowlishaw||Head (wdw)||43||Holderstone, Staffs|
|Edward||Cowlishaw||son||21||Groom & gardener domestic||Crich|
|Jane||Cowlishaw||daughter||13||Factory hand cotton||Crich|
|Emma||Cowlishaw||Head (wdw)||53||Holderstone, Staffs|
|Thomas||Cowlishaw||son||26||Wood turner, Glossops||Crich|
|Jane||Cowlishaw||daughter||24||Hosiery J. Smedley||Crich|
|Edith||Cowlishaw||daughter||20||Hosiery J. Smedley||Crich|
|Nellie||Cowlishaw||daughter||18||Hosiery J. Smedley||Crich|
|Arthur||Cowlishaw||son||15||Wood yard worker Glossops||Crich|
1939 Register: Old married quarters, Chilwell, Buston & Stapleford Area , Notts
Arthur Cowlishaw b.13 January 1895; foreman ordnance depot, Chilwell, ? list war1914-1919
Gertrude Cowlishaw b.23 January 1894
Dennis Cowlishaw b.26 January 1913; general labourer R.O.F. Nottm
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