Letter to Rev. R.M. Laporte Payne 16 Aug 1918
A man named Fred Bowman of 14 Castle Way, North Finchley has been to see me about his home affairs. He seems in a very depressed and disturbed state of mind and tells me he has not heard from his wife for many weeks.
It appears that last year he obtained leave on compassionate grounds but when he arrived home he forgave his wife the trouble she had caused and left her in his home with two children.
Can you please let me know if the woman is still at the above address, and if not where she is thought to be?
The man is specially concerned about his two children, one of whom is delicate.
I am the C of E Chaplain at the 37th General Serbian Hospital, Salonika Forces where the man is under treatment for malaria.
I shall be glad of any information you may be able to give me.
- Sellors C.F.
P.S. I am writing to a Dr. Lorke opposite Woodhouse Rd to ask him if he can see the little boy and report. J.S.