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John William Underwood (1850–1895)

Mr. J. [John William] Underwood, the well-known driver for Cobb and Co., died at the Hospital on Sunday evening. A severe cold on a weakened constitution was I believe the cause of his death. For a long time past he has been driving between the Half-way House, on the Blackall-Jericho road, and Blackall. Always of a cheerful disposition and obliging, he was well liked by travellers. Before driving in these parts he was a popular whip for the same firm up north.

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20 June, 1850
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


15 September, 1895 (aged 45)
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

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