100 Years Ago: Dairymen’s Gift to 39th Battalion

The Intelligencer June 11, 1915 (page 3)

“Dairymen’s Gift to 39th Regt. At a meeting of the Picton Cheese Board held on May 28th, a resolution was passed donating the sum of $500.00 from the funds of the Dairymen’s Patriotic Fund, to the 39th Battalion, for the purchase of field kitchens and other comforts for the members of this Battalion, this Battalion being largely recruited from Prince Edward. The following is a copy of a letter from the Colonel of the Battalion, acknowledging receipt of the cheque.

Belleville, June 8, 1915. Dear Sir:—On behalf of the 39th Battalion under my command, allow me to express my deep appreciation of the magnificent contribution made by the Picton Cheese Board to our Regimental Fund. Yours faithfully, J.A.V. Preston, Lt.-Col. Commanding 39th Bat. C.E.F.”