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 23, 1914

Aberdeen Daily Journal


[…] Among those who enlisted were two local men for the Sportsmen’s Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers. This reduction of the height standard should have a beneficial effect on the recruiting generally, and this is to be seen in the numbers which are likely to come forward. Wednesday’s “roll of honour” was as follows: –

[…] Robert A. Gibb – Aberdeen (Sportsman Battalion).

James Walker – Aberdeen (Sportsman Battalion).

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