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!

February 7, 1915

The Oregon Daily Journal Sun

2 – Recruits in the Sportsmen’s battalion, going through their first drill at Hornchurch, England.


A motor ambulance being used as a bread wagon by the Sportsmen’s Battalion, now training at Hornchurch. To feed an army is a task of magnitude, which requires the highest executive ability.

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