|Rushden Echo, 26th April 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins
Higham Ferrers - Mrs. J. W. Parker, of 20, Wellingborough-road, Higham Ferrers, has received an official notification that her son, 235147, Pte. William Donald Bathurst Parker, South Lancashire Regiment (formerly of the Northants Regt.), was posted as missing after the engagement on March 22nd. Pte. Parker, who is but 20 years of age, joined the forces three years ago, at the age of 16, and was sent to France last June. Up to the time of enlistment he was apprenticed to the coach-building with his uncle, Mr. Fred Parker, of Higham Ferrers. Mrs. Parker will be glad to hear from any of her son's comrades who can send her any further information. Pte. Parker, who has once been gassed and wounded, was up to the time of joining the Colours a member of the Higham Church Lads' Brigade, and was also a regular attendant at the Higham Ferrers evening continuation school.