Sydney Bright Smith                           1860-1938
Sydney was born on 12 December 1860, the son of George Augustus Bright Smith and Lydia Adelina Ellen Williams, at Crambe, Yorkshire. Commissioned as a 2nd Lt in the Royal Welch Fusiliers on Aug. 11, 1880, he was promoted to 1st Lt on July 1, 1881. An acting captain by 1885, with the 2nd Battalion, RWF, he was officially promoted to captain on Sept. 15, 1887. He retired in 1895 to become the London socialite, Captain Bright-Smith, living at 395 Oxford Street.

Birth of Sydney
Sydney Bright Smith b: 12 Dec 1860         Crambe, Yorkshire     1860 4Q Malton 9d 314
son of George Augustus Bright Smith and Lydia Adelina Ellen Williams

1901 Census RG13-82 1 April 1901 St George Hanover Square,
Mayfair and Knightsbridge, London
Grosvenor Mansions, 395 Oxford Street
Sydney B. Brightsmith (s) Age 40 Living on own means Crambe Yorkshire 12 Dec 1860

Sydney Bright Smith Died 6 Aug 1938, Age 77,       1938 3Q Marylebone 1a 494

The Times, Tuesday, Aug 9, 1938                         DEATHS
  BRIGHT-SMITH - On Aug. 6, 1938, SYDNEY BRIGHT-SMITH, late Captain, Royal Welch Fusiliers, son of the late Rev. G. A. Bright-Smith, aged 77.   Cremation Golders Green, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2:30 p.m.
LONDON   31 Oct 1938                         Probate
BRIGHT-SMITH Sydney, of 7 Upper Montagu-street, London W.1 died 7 August 1938, Administration (with Will), London 31 October to Arthur Bright-Smith, civil servant and John Vandeleur Bright-Smith, business consultant.   Effects £1,192 7s. 2d.