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!

October 16, 1914

Essex County Chronicle

Viscount Maitland has been appointed Commanding Officer of the Sportsmen’s Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), which will shortly proceed to its quarters at Hornchurch. Lord Maitland is the eldest son of the Earl of Laverdale. He entered the Militia, the 4th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, in 1883, served as Lieutenant in the 2nd Dragoons in 1887, in the Scots Guards in 1894, and in the South African War in 1900-1, in which he was mentioned in dispatches. Lord Maitland was appointed to the Hon. Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms in 1903: was Assistant-Director Auxiliary Forces, 1904-8, and is Hon. Colonel of the City of London Yeomans (Rough Riders).

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