The Intelligencer April 20, 1915 (page 3)
“A movement is on foot to provide a regimental fund for the 39th Battalion of a sum of not less than $10,000, to cover the cost of purchase of field kitchens, musical instruments and other necessary articles of equipment, not provided by the Government.
It has been decided to appeal to the different cities, county townships and other municipal bodies throughout Eastern Ontario, as well as to the generosity of private citizens and societies. The Battalion is now at full strength, numbering over 1000 men of all ranks and has representatives from practically every city, village and municipality in its ranks. Send your subscription to the officer commanding 39th Battalion, Belleville who will gladly acknowledge any amount.”