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 19, 1914

Daily Record & Mail


Beginning from to-day, recruiting will be carried on in Scotland for this corps. Captain C. G. Westhead will attend at the following stations to enrol recruits:-

Inverness - Station Hotel, Monday and Tuesday (October 19th and 20th).

Aberdeen - Palace Railway Hotel, Wednesday and Thursday (October 21st and 22nd).

Edinburgh - Royal Hotel, Friday and Saturday (October 23rd and 24th).

Glasgow - Central Hotel, Monday and Tuesday (October 26th and 27th).

There are still a few vacancies for the gentleman-sportsman; and the right kind of man, of fine physique, thoroughly sound and fit, up to forty-five, height preferred 5ft, 11in, and upwards. This is the only corps for which the age-limit has been specially extended to forty-five; it need not therefore interfere in any way with recruiting for other corps. This considerable margin in the age limit enables many sportsmen to join who cannot get into other corps. The officer commanding is Viscount Maitland. The corps is an infantry corps, with pay at army rates.

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