23rd (Service) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) (1st Sportsman's)

23rd (Service) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) (1st Sportsman's)

4,987 men served on the effective strength of the 23rd Royal Fusiliers after it proceeded overseas to France on 15th November 1915. 3,241 became casualties, of whom 594 died and another 350 were missing. It was originally recruited at the Hotel Cecil in London by Mrs E. Cunliffe-Owen, with a special War Office dispensation to form a unit from men up to the age of 45, who were then over the formal enlistment age, but who were fit and hard because they were sportsmen. In the first year while the Battalion was training at Hornchurch, it also had a huge turnover of men who received commissions in other units, not counted in the totals above. For more detail, see the History: THE 23rd (SERVICE) BATTALION ROYAL FUSILIERS (FIRST SPORTSMAN'S) A RECORD OF ITS SERVICES IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1919 BY FRED. W. WARD (A Second Sportsman's Battalion was soon formed, it was numbered the 24th Royal Fusiliers, and the SPTS service number also extended to the 30th (Reserve) Battalion.) http://sportsmansgazette.blogspot.co.uk/ is a great online resource to explore

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  • British Army 1343 Private Royal Fusiliers 23rd Battalion

  • British Army 539 Private Royal Fusiliers 23rd Battalion

  • British Army 1714 Private Royal Fusiliers 23rd Battalion

  • British Army K/823 Private Royal Fusiliers 22nd Battalion

    British Army K/823 Private Royal Fusiliers 23rd Battalion

  • British Army Spt3.3351 Private Royal Fusiliers

  • British Army Spts 5228 Private Royal Fusiliers

  • British Army K/1535 Private Royal Fusiliers 22nd Battalion

    British Army K/1535 Private Royal Fusiliers 23rd Battalion

  • Died 1918

    British Army 31577 Private West Riding Regiment

    British Army GS/66881 or 9/66881 Private London Regiment 23rd (service) battalion, royal fusiliers (city of london regiment) (1st Battalion

  • Born 1897

    Died 1916

    British Army 828 Private Royal Fusiliers 23rd Battalion

    British Army 828 Lance Corporal Royal Fusiliers

  • British Army 809 Private Royal Fusiliers 23rd Battalion

  • British Army 673 Private Royal Fusiliers 23rd Battalion

  • British Army 8594 Private Royal Fusiliers 19th Battalion

    British Army 8594 Private Royal Fusiliers 23rd Battalion

  • British Army 1131 Private Royal Fusiliers 23rd Battalion

  • British Army 1610 Private Royal Fusiliers 23rd Battalion

  • British Army SS/1055 Private Army Service Corps

    British Army GS/69256 Private Royal Fusiliers 23rd Battalion

  • British Army 955 Corporal Royal Fusiliers 23rd Battalion

    British Army 955 Acting Serjeant Royal Fusiliers 23rd Battalion

  • British Army Spts4554 Private Royal Fusiliers

  • British Army 484 Company Quarter Master Serjeant Royal Fusiliers 23rd Battalion

    British Army 484 Colour Serjeant Royal Fusiliers 23rd Battalion

  • British Army 1570 Lance Corporal Royal Fusiliers 23rd Battalion

    British Army 1570 Corporal Royal Fusiliers 23rd Battalion

  • Born 1897

    Died 1916

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers 22nd Battalion

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers