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 19, 1915

Daily Mirror


The 1st Sportsman’s Battalion are to have a tourney at the Cinema Palace Hornchurch, where they are in camp, tomorrow evening when a middle weight competition, open to N.C.O.s and privates of the contingent will be the chief event.

A novelty will be seen at the West London Stadium, on Thursday night, when the four Condon brothers, all of whom are serving the country, will meet four opponents, Johnny of the family the ex-amateur champion, being engaged in a fifteen-rounds contest with Alec Lambert, another former amateur champion.

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