Henry Cowlishaw (1870–1947)


Royal Field Artillery 21919 1st Division

Photo courtesy Ken MacArthur (with thanks to Gerald Cowlishaw)

Henry Cowlishaw in WW1

In 1881 Henry was in Belper Union Workhouse, aged ten, with his brother John and sister Mary. In 1894 he married Susannah Shore of Heage. He enlisted in 1914, aged forty-four, while working as a coal miner and living in Crich.

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

1939 Register: Heage Hall, Nether Heage
Henry Cowlishaw b.16 June 1870 ; retired plate layer
Susannah Cowlishaw b.14 March 1870


1881: Belper Union Workhouse

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Henry Cowlishaw inmate 10   Crich
Mary Cowlishaw inmate 8   Crich
John Cowlishaw inmate 5   Crich

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1891: Fritchley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Harriett Cowlishaw Head 56   Crich
William Cowlishaw son 37 Labourer Fritchley
Mary A Cowlishaw daughter 18 Mill hand Fritchley
Harry Cowlishaw son 20 Labourer Fritchley
Mary Cowlishaw daughter 12 Scholar Fritchley

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1901: Heage

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Ann Shore Head 57   Heage
Henry Cowlishaw Son in L 30 Lime burner Fritchley
Susannah Cowlishaw daughter 30   Heage
Olga Shore g.daughter 8   Heage
Avis Cowlishaw g.daughter 3   Heage
Kenneth Cowlishaw g.son 11 mo   Heage
Viola Lee neice 6   Heage

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1911: Gun Lane, Nether Heage

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Henry Cowlishaw Head 40 Coal miner Crich
Susannah Cowlishaw wife 41   Heage
Olga Shore daughter 18 School teacher Heage
Avis Cowlishaw daughter 13   Heage
Kenneth Cowlishaw son 10   Heage
Ella Cowlishaw daughter 7   Heage
Donald Cowlishaw son 5   Heage
Ina Cowlishaw daughter 1   Heage

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Henry worked at Wingfield Manor Colliery during part of the war years.

Photo courtesy Ian Castledine

Photograph of Wingfiled Manor Colliery