Albert Sykes (1892-1916)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Albert Sykes (1892-1916)


Albert Sykes was born on 6 July 1892, the son of wool merchant Tom Blackburn Sykes and his wife Emily (née Tyas), and was baptised on 5 September 1892 at St. John the Baptist, Kirkheaton.

Albert's older brother, Frank[1], also fought in the First World War and was "severely wounded in the left hand".

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

SYKES, ALBERT. Rifleman. No C/12505. 21st Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. Born Kirkheaton. Son of Tom B. and Emily Sykes of Stafford House, Kirkheaton. Employed by the Halifax Permanent Building Society, Market Place, Huddersfield. Reported missing, presumed killed, in the attack on Flers during the Battle of the Somme on 15.9.1916, aged 24 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. John's Church, Kirkheaton.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission


Notes and References

  1. Born 28 March 1887 and baptised 18 July 1887 at St. John the Baptist, Kirkheaton.