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Ernest was born in 1886 in Nottingham and was the son of Charles Ernest a railway clerk and Ada Cowlishaw née Hall . His father Charles Ernest was born in 1855 in Shadlow and his mother Ada Hall was born in 1859 in Nottingham, they were married in 1886 in Nottingham. They went on to have 6 children , sadly 1 of whom died in infancy their surviving children were all born in Nottingham and were : Edith b1885, Ernest b1887, Arthur b1888, Sidney Charles b1896 and Raymond b1898. Ernest married his wife Edith Mary Baker on 4th October 1910 in Shardlow , they went on to have a daughter Marjory Florence born in 1911 however she sadly died in 1912, They lived at 3 Clumber Road West Bridgford Nottingham. In the 1911 census his family are living at 51 Mundella Road, The Meadows, Nottingham and are shown as Charles Edwin Cowlishaw 56 yrs a railway clerk , he is living with his wife Ada 52 yrs and their children Edith 26 yrs a lace pattern hand, Sidney Charles 15 yrs a mechanic and Raymond 13 yrs a scholar.
He was a dairyman in 1911.
09 Apr 1918
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Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's)
Private Ernest Cowlishaw, enlisted in West Bridgford, he initially served with service number 32043 in the Lincolnshire Regiment and service number 52330 in the Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He was serving with the 1/4th Battalion Wiltshire Regiment, when he was killed in action in Palestine on 9th April 1918. He is commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial, Panel 44.
Mundella School Magazine, Christmas 1918, ROH: 'Cowlishaw, E, Wiltshires' (not commemorated on school memorial). In memoriam published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 9th April 1919:- “COWLISHAW. – In loving memory of my dear husband, Pte. Ernest Cowlishaw, of West Bridgford, killed in action in Palestine April 9th, 1918. Bravely he fought and nobly fell, how I miss him none can tell. – Sorrowing wife. “COWLISHAW. – In loving memory of our dear son Ernest, killed in action April 9th, 1918. Ever in our thoughts. Mother, father, sister, and brothers.” Above in memoriam notices are courtesy of Jim grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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