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 14, 2015

Daily Express

The latest despatch “SEND MORE MEN!” from the Sportsman’s Battalions

Sportsman’s Battalions, Royal Fusiliers

Colonel in Chief – THE KING. Officer Commanding 1st Bat. Colonel VISCOUNT MAITLAND. Officer Commanding 2nd Bat. Colonel A. De B. V. PAGET. Both of His Majesty’s Bodyguard.

THESE Battalions are sanctioned and authorised by the War Office. Sportsmen, Stockbroker, City Men from upper and middle classes, all who are fit and ready, here is a chance for YOU to serve King and Country, with your brother sporting-men. Age 19 to 45. Height 5ft. 6in. and upwards. Pay and separation allowance same as Regular Army.

Write or Call
Head Recruiting Office, Hotel Cecil, Strand, London,
E. CUNLIFFE-OWEN, Chief Recruiting Officer.

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