He is the son of Sydney Howard Goldsmith and Mary Goldsmith. In 1901 the family are living in house 3, Ballynahinch Street, Hillsborough. The father is described as a Bank Manager. By 1911 the property is known as house 7, Ballynahinch Street, Hillsborough. Another son, William Arthur Loftus Goldsmith is described as a Bank Clerk.
On ‘Ulster Day’, Saturday, 28th September 1912, Goldsmith’s mother (M) and sister (M E) signed the Women’s Ulster Declaration (Covenant) at Hillsborough.
Goldsmith was a member of Lisnagarvey Hockey Club.
Goldsmith joined Northern Bank in 1914.
Goldsmith was awarded the 1914/15 Star, the British Victory Medal and the British War Medal.
The National Archives records a Medal Index Card for S M Goldsmith here:
19th Royal Fusiliers; PS/6111; Private
The London Gazette records his career as 2nd Lieutenant (1916), Acting Pilot Officer – RAF with Service Number 76060 (1939), Pilot Officer (1940), Flight Lieutenant and Squadron Leader (1944). He relinquished his commission in 1954 and was permitted to retain the rank of Wing Commander. He may also have been awarded an OBE.