|Attestation Papers||Burial Records|
|Farquhar, Francis Douglas (Lieut. Col.)|
|McCombe, Stanley (Pte)||March 26 1915|
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The question of if a new battalion would be raised at the Lakehead was still open at the start of March.
The 52nd Battalion would be mobilized in Port Arthur on 20 March, 1915. A response is here given to
the efforts of the two Councils in February 1915 to encourage the raising of the battalion:
March 1: Port Arthur:
During the same meeting, another letter was read, dealing again with the issue of streetcar tickets given to the troops.
March 18: Fort William:
Here, the Fort William council is concerned about the role of the City’s industrial sector in support of the
war effort. Contracts for weapons, ammunition, and other materials were assigned by Government to
existing factories with the capacity to take those projects on. This motion authorized several Aldermen to travel to Ottawa to promote Fort William’s industrial capacity to those who made the decisions.
A contract for manufacturing shells would be awarded to the Copp Stove Factory in Fort William in 1915.
The Fort William Daily Times Journal and the Port Arthur Daily News respectfully solicited letters from soldiers at the front - or extracts therefrom - during the First World War. Any reader who had a letter from a relative or friend with the British, French or Russian forces was invited to submit said letter for publication to the community.