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 2, 1915

Dundee, Perth, Forfar, and Fife's People's Journal


The special effort which has been made during the past few days to obtain local recruits for the Sportsmen’s Battalion has had a very encouraging result, the ranks of the battalion having been increased by a number of recruits, who include professional and business men and skilled artisans. Two pipers have also been secured, and are exceptionally welcome as future members of the pipe band.

The success of the recruiting effort has encouraged the promoters of the battalion to extend for another few days the opportunity that is being offered to Dundee men to join this excellent unit of the forces. Men who can play brass instruments are asked for, as they are need to form a brass band, while there are vacancies for more pipers. For everyone eligible for service, however, and who desires to help the country during the period of the war, the Sportsmen’s Battalion holds out special inducements.

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