A record of the Sportsman's Battalions during the First World War, including a database of soldiers who enlisted in - or served with - the 23rd, 24th and 30th Royal Fusiliers, originally raised by Mrs. Emma Cunliffe-Owen in September 1914. If you have any questions or comments, please send to fmsketches@macbrem.com, thanks!

September 18, 1914

Daily Express

in the
Sportsman’s Battalion.

A special battalion for active service sanctioned by Lord Kitchener is now being recruited from sportsmen up to 45 years of age. Only those used to shooting, hunting, and outdoor sport, who are thoroughly sound and fit, need apply. Now is the opportunity for the RIGHT MAN to join a sportsman’s corps.


Write or call Chief Recruiting Officer, Indian Room, Hotel Cecil, Strand, W.C.

Hours: Daily 10 to 6.

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