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 30, 1915

Falkirk Herald


For the ROYAL FUSILIERS, 1st SPORTSMAN’S BATTALION. Age, 45; Height 5ft. 6in. A Representative will attend. TO-DAY (SATURDAY), at CROWN HOTEL, FALKIRK, between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

God Save the King.

Daily Express


Mrs. Cunliffe-Owen, “chief recruiting officer of the Sportsman’s Battalions, writes to the “Daily Express” that “men joining this battalion in future will be expected to pay a minimum of three guineas and be of the upper and middle classes.”

We would like to ask : —
(1) Why pay at all?
(2) Why this snobbery?
(3) What has Lord Kitchener to say to this form of recruiting?

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