Campbellton Graphic July 6, 1916
NO FURTHER WORD OF LT. MORDEN MOWAT
Commanding Officers write of his work and courage.
Mr. and Mrs. M.(ax) M. Mowat had had no further word of they son Morden, of the Royal Flying Corps, who was reported missing May 16th.
The following is a copy of a letter they received
June 19th, 1916
M.M. Mowat, Esq.,
Your letter of May 25th has been given me by our C.O. to answer, as your son was billeted with me while he was with this squadron and as I to am a Canadian.
The facts that we have are that he went across the lines and did not get back. The Germans reported bringing him down. There is good reason to hope that he is allright. The Germans report did not say that he was killed, as it has in a number of other cases.
It takes more than two months for letters from prisoners to be delivered. It was only a few days ago that we received a letter from a pilot who was taken prisoner three months ago.
I am sorry that I can give you no definite news and hope that the above will help you. Mowat was very popular here and we were awfully sorry when he left us, although it was a step ahead for him and a recognition of his ability as a pilot.
Hoping that you hear good news shortly and will let us know when you do, I am,
Yours very sincerely,
Mowat Lieut. Morden M. RCF, died of wounds in Belgium May 16/1916 buried in Military Cemetery, Arleux, Aged 25 years
(would anyone know if Morden M. and Morden A. are same man?)
Note** In another letter Morden is spoken of as a most gallant and fearless flyer