|Royal Field Artillery||21919||1st Division|
Photo courtesy Ken MacArthur (with thanks to Gerald Cowlishaw)
One of the older individuals on the Roll, Harry was born at Crich, later relocating to Nether Heage. In 1881 he was in Belper Union Workhouse, aged ten, with his brother John and sister Mary. He married Susanna Shore 11 June 1894 at Salem Chapel, Belper and had a family. In Sept 1914, he enlisted in the RFA, aged forty-four a coal miner resident at Crich. In Aug 1916, he was transferred to Class W Reserve, as long as necessary to retain him in coal mining employment. In Dec 1918, he was discharged as surplus to military requirements. After WW1, the family remained at Nether Heage and Harry was latterly a railway platelayer.
Henry worked at Wingfield Manor Colliery during part of the war years.
Photo courtesy Ian Castledine
Army Pension Record
Henry attested 15 September 1914, aged 44 years 2 months. He was a miner with a Crich address; height 5ft 6in; weight 162lb; blue eyes and grey hair; C of E.
On 04 August 1916 he was transferred to Class W Army reserve so long as it is necessary to retain him in employment in Wingfield Manor Colliery (address Nether Edge).
On 14 December 1918 he was discharged as surplus to military requirements; being of good character.
Married to Susannah Shore 11 June 1894 at Salem Chapel, Belper.Three children
1881: Belper Union Workhouse
|Mary A||Cowlishaw||daughter||18||Mill hand||Fritchley|
RG12 piece 2746 folio 59 page 12
|Henry||Cowlishaw||Son in L||30||Lime burner||Fritchley|
RG13 piece 3230 folio 119 page 26
1911: Gun Lane, Nether Heage
RG14PN20987 RG78PN1251 RD436 SD4 ED16 SN98
1939 Register: Heage Hall, Nether Heage
Henry Cowlishaw b.16 June 1870 ; retired plate layer
Susannah Cowlishaw b.14 March 1870