|Lincolnshire Regiment||10434||6th (Service) Battalion|
Arthur was born in about 1896 in Crich, the son of Thomas and Emma Cowlishaw – his mother was widowed in 1900. Before the war Arthur lived in Fritchley and worked at Glossop’s woodyard. He was posted to the Balkans on 1 July 1915 and served in Greece and the Dardanelles where he was twice wounded, as reported in the local press.
His Service Number on his Field Ambulance Record was 10437 and on his Medal Index Card it was 10434
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
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.
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.
Medal Roll Index
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.
Arthur was a member of Crich Brass Band, the photo shows the band just before WW1.
|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|