|Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)||91403||2nd & 7th Battalions|
Derbyshire Courier 4 May 1918
George Cowlishaw was born at Coddington, half a mile to the west of Crich, on 11th May 1899. He was the sixth of the twelve children of George Cowlishaw and Selina Henson. Of the children who survived beyond infancy, George had five brothers and four sisters.
George and his five brothers all suffered, to varying degrees with muscular dystrophy, which affected their mobility. At the time of the First World War George’s condition was evidently not severe enough to prevent him from entering the armed forces, though the condition became increasingly debilitating as he grew older. He enlisted in August 1917.
In 1918 he was wounded, as reported in the newpapers, and was trasferred to a sick convoy on 12 April 1918.
After the war George returned to live with his parents at Crich Carr. He was involved with Whatstandwell Football Club and was part of their medal-winning team of 1922–23.
Some time later he moved to live at Derby where he worked for a number of years at the depot of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps on Sinfin Lane. He married a widow, Vera Mary Dagley (née Broadhurst) in 1941, and from this marriage George became the stepfather of two young boys. George Cowlishaw passed away at Derby in 1978, aged 79 years.
George’s cousins Norman Henson and George Henry Henson are also listed on the Roll of Honour, as is George’s brother-in-law Arthur Mason.
Field Ambulance Record
G Cowlishaw 91403
Years Service: 1 year
Month with field forces: 1/4
Ailment: Gunshot wound back
Date transferred to Sick Convoy: 12/04/18
Date of transfer from Sick Convoy: 12/04/18 17th Field Ambulance
Notes written in the Observations Column: 35th Ambulance Train
Religion: Primitive Methodist
Regiment: Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
Battalion: 2nd Battalion
Other Unit: 6th Division
Medal Index Record
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
Notts & Derby 91403; 7/ Notts & Derby R.
Derbyshire Courier , 27 April 1918
Pte. George Cowlishaw, Crich Carr
Derbyshire Courier , 4 May 1918
DERBYSHIRE MEN ON THE ROLL OF HONOUR
Pte. G. Cowlishaw, Crich Carr, Wounded
1918 Voters List Crich
George Cowlishaw, Crich Carr; absent on military service.
1939 Register: Mill Cottage, Whatstandwell
Cowlishaw George b.11 May 1899; garage hand
Cowlishaw Selina b.17 December 1866
Cowlishaw Frank b.6 May 1897; unemployed