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The Argus, 23rd February 1917, transcribed by Kay Collins
Mr. John William Parbery
Irchester

Obituary—We regret to report the death of Mr. John Wm. Parbery, which occurred at the residence of his sister in Thrift-street on Friday morning. At one period Mr. Parbery was the village postman and correspondent to this journal, which duties he continued to carry out until he went to Canada several years ago. At the beginning of the war he came home and joined the Army Medical Corps, and whilst on that duty contracted pneumonia and was invalided out of the Army. For a time he was manager of the Raunds Coffee Tavern, but later returned to Irchester, and passed away as stated above. He leaves a widow and one child.

Rushden Echo, 23rd February 1917, transcribed by Kay Collins

The Death of Mr John William Parbery, of Irchester, for some time local correspondent to the “Rushden Echo”, occurred on Friday last at the residence of his sister, in Thrift-street. Mr Parbery was at one time the village postman. Several years ago he went out to Canada. At the beginning of the war he returned and joined the R.A.M.C., and whilst on that duty contracted pneumonia and was invalided out of the Army. For a time he was manager of the Raunds Coffee Tavern, but later returned to Irchester. He leaves a widow and one child.



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