William Cowlishaw

Village memories: St Peter's church (picture from SWOP website)

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Memorial window at St Peter's, Loudwater

Private 58839 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment
Died of wounds on 1st November 1918 aged 20
Remembered with Honour in Premont British Cemetery
Grave reference I.C. 23.

William was born in Sheffield in 1898 to John and Alice. In 1911 William was still at school and living with the Elgood family in Bedford. His widowed mother Alice moved to Oak lodge, Loudwater.
William enlisted in the Northamptonshire Regiment where he was attached to the 1st Battalion engaged in Flanders. Private Cowlishaw died of wounds on 1st November 1918 inflicted in an earlier engagement. William is commemorated in a memorial window in St Peter's Church, Loudwater.
The inscription reads: 'Giving thanks to God for the beloved memory of William Forster Cowlishaw who at the call of King and Country laid down his life on Novbr 1st 1918 when serving with the Northamptonshire regt and reposes in the cemetery of Premont, France. His Mother and Brothers dedicated this offering'.

Additional information taken from the Buckinghamshire Remembers website:
Name William Forster COWLISHAW
Rank/Number Private 58839
Regiment Northamptonshire Regiment 1st Battalion
Enlisted Northampton
Age/Date of death 20 01 Nov 1918
How died/Theatre of war Died of wounds France & Flanders
Last known address
Cemetery Premont British Cemetery, Aisne, France
Grave or Memorial Reference I.C.23
Location of memorial Loudwater
Date/Place of birth c1898 Sheffield
Date/Place of baptism
Pre-war occupation of Casualty
Parents John (late) & Alice Cowlishaw
Parent's occupation 1891: pearl merchant
Parents’ Address (last known) Oak Lodge, Loudwater
Wife’s Address (last known)
Notes SDGW gives surname as Cawlishaw

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