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||Bede Home For Boys, Wakefield|
F. was the son of a widow who was struggling to maintain a home since the death of her husband. She worked all day in a shop as a tailoress and was not able to look after her sons after school hours when they were "roaming about the streets". F. was admitted to the Bede Home, Wakefield, Yorkshire in July 1903. In December 1909 F. rejoined his mother in Leeds and was apprenticed to the engineering trade where he was reported to be doing well.
||1. Application to Waifs and Strays' Society 27 February 1903|
2. Copy letter from E. de M. Rudolf 8 March 1910
3. Letter from Ripon-Wakefield Diocesan Branch Secretary, W. Beresford Peirse 11 March 1910