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Youngest British soldier in World War I was born on 20 May, 1903 in France. Discover Youngest British soldier in World War I's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 96 years old?
|Age||96 years old|
|Born||20 May 1903|
|Date of death||c.1999|
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According to the BBC documentary Teenage Tommies (first broadcast 2014), the British Army recruited 250,000 boys under eighteen during World War I. They included Horace Iles, who was shamed into joining up after he was handed a white feather by a woman when he was fourteen. He died at the Battle of the Somme at the age of sixteen.
The youngest authenticated British soldier in World War I was twelve-year-old Sidney Lewis, who fought at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Lewis' claim was not authenticated until 2013. In World War I, a large number of young boys joined up to serve as soldiers before they were eighteen, the legal age to serve in the army. It was previously reported that the youngest British soldier was an unnamed boy, also twelve, sent home from France in 1917 with other underage boys from various regiments.
George Maher (20 May 1903 – c.1999) at age thirteen lied to a recruiting officer by claiming he was eighteen. He joined up with the 2nd Battalion King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. In the front lines, Maher began crying during heavy shelling. He was taken before an officer of his regiment when his young age was discovered and subsequently locked in a train with a number of other underage boys. Maher said, "The youngest was twelve years old. A little nuggety bloke he was, too. We joked that the other soldiers would have had to have lifted him up to see over the trenches". Maher's story was first reported in Richard van Emden's 1998 book Veterans: the last survivors of the Great War and was later featured in Last Voices of World War 1, a 2009 television documentary. The boy Maher met was formerly reported as the youngest British soldier in World War I, but the claim has never been authenticated.
Sidney George Lewis (24 March 1903 – 1969) enlisted in the East Surrey Regiment in August 1915 at the age of twelve. His parents had no idea where he was. He fought in the Battle of the Somme in 1916, then aged thirteen, in the 106th Machine Gun Company of the Machine Gun Corps. Lewis fought in the Battle of Delville Wood which saw some of the worst casualties on the Somme. His mother was told where her son was by a comrade home on leave, and she demanded for the War Office to release him. It asked her for his birth certificate and discharged the boy. Lewis was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal. He re-enlisted in 1918 and served with the army of occupation in Austria. He joined the police in Kingston upon Thames after the war and served in bomb disposal during World War II. Later, he ran a pub in Frant, East Sussex. He died in 1969.