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!

November 7, 1914

Glasgow Daily Record

Two recruits of the Sportsman’s Battalion – Private Bates, the Yorkshire cricketer (on right), assisting Private Batten, a newspaper editor, in removing coals in camp at Hornchurch.

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