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!

January 12, 1915

Stirling Observer

“BOB” LINDSAY IN LONDON. – “Bob” Lindsay, a well-known Stirling chess and whist player, is now a member of Kitchener’s Army, his corps being the Sportsmen’s Battalion, which is quartered at the Hotel Cecil, London. Physical training is carried out in the mornings at the enclosure behind Somerset House, and in the afternoon there is a route march through some part of the Metropolis. In the evening there is every facility for indoor recreation at the hotel, and chess is a favourite game. “Bob” is worthily upholding the reputation of Sirling chess, and up to the time he was on furlough at Christmas had not been beaten, though a good many had tried to “lick” him. “Bob” is an adept at the King’s Bishop Gambit, and its variations, and owes most of his victories to it.

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