Sidney Lewis

Sidney Lewis

The youngest authenticated British soldier in World War I was the twelve-year-old Sidney Lewis who fought at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Lewis's claim has only recently been authenticated. In World War I, a number of young boys joined up to serve as soldiers before they were eighteen, the legal age to serve in the army. Wikipedia*

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Sidney Lewis has one video in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2001 Forum.

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  • <em>Will the Circle Be Unbroken</em>

    Will the Circle Be Unbroken

    Mr. Terkel talked with Ms. Lewis about his most recent book, Will the Circle Be Unbroken?: Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Hunger for…

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* The first paragraph of this page uses material from the Wikipedia article 'Youngest British soldiers in World War I', which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0. Footnotes and parentheticals have been removed.