Switzerland POW Buffs Great War Medals
Unusual and interesting First World War Prisoner of War 1915/15 Star Trio named to:
G-239 PTE. S. SMITH. E. KENT. R. P.O.W.
He was a born and bred Hastings, Sussex man. His service records, from the burnt records collection, he attested 17th August 1914 and he joined the East Kent Regiment at Canterbury.
Private Sydney Smith was a Prisoner of War interned in Switzerland when he applied to marry Mlle. Eveline Agnes Guenin, a Swiss national from Lausanne, Switzerland. There is an exchange of letters between the British Legation in Switzerland and the Chief Constable of Sussex Constabulary which confirm the eligibility of Private Smith to be able to marry. His father lived in Norman Road, Hastings.
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