Toronto Businessmen to supply Machine Guns to the 74th Battalion C.E.F.
Wednesday, July 21, 1915
Transcribed by: M. I. Pirie
Ten Machine Guns Will Be Supplied
Merchants and Business Men in Vicinity of Lansdowne and Bloor Take Action.
Merchants and business men in the vicinity of Lansdowne avenue and Bloor street are not content to remain at home and simply say: "We can't go to war." Last night an organization meeting was held and it was decided to raise the necessary funds to purchase ten machine guns to be supplied to the 74th Battalion, when it is ready to leave for the front. These guns cost about $700 each and it is expected that the total amount will be forthcoming without delay.
The officers apointed last night are: Dr. S. Moore, chairman; D. A. Lochrie, treasurer and F. W. Barefoot, secretary. Another meeting will be held, the announcement of which will be made later.