A newspaper report in the Mirror in 1916 confirming Sidney Lewis was 12-years-old when he enlisted in World War One.
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Poole man learns father was youngest authenticated WW1 combatant

Sidney Lewis has been declared the youngest authenticated combatant of World War One.

He enlisted in August 1915 at the age of 12 and ended up fighting at the Somme.

His son, who now lives in Poole, says he wishes he had found out more about his father's extraordinary history while he was still alive.

  • 13 Nov 2013