Ambulance Co. 31
Sanitary Train 303
December 16, 1918
From: Pvt. 1st class Thomas Norton
To: Commanding General 78th Division (Thru Channels)Subject: Leave of Absence.
1. Request permission to visit my Uncle, Mr. Andrew Cairns, 24 Rue Flat, Boulogne Sur Mer, this provision to be for the period of seven days.
2. My Uncle is 60 years of age and this would probably be my last opportunity to see him.
3. I enlisted June 13, 1917 and have served with the American Expeditionary Forces since June 11, 1918.
Thomas Norton (signed)
Thomas Patrick Norton I (1891-1968) requesting to visit his uncle Andrew Cairns (1858-?) on December 16, 1918. If Andrew Cairns was an uncle he would be a Norton or a Carr. His mother's siblings would all be named Carr. He wouldn't be an in-law since he didn't marry till he returned from the war.