Arthur Sykes (1888-1917)

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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.

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, ARTHUR. Corporal. No 39094. 3/5th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Born Heckmondwike 19.8.1888. Son of Percy and Ada Sykes, 3 Brick Bank, Almondbury. Educated Stile Common Council School. Employed as a joiner by Messrs Tom Sykes, joiners and builders, East Parade, Huddersfield. Attended St. Mary's Church, Longley, Huddersfield. Was a well known local cricketer and, as a left hand bowler, had won the bowling prize (gold medal) given by the Primrose Hill Club for five years. Husband of Edith Annie Sykes. Enlisted November 1916. Embarked for France in June, 1917. Killed in action at Passchendaele on 17.11.1917, aged 27 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. Andrew's Church; Almondbury War Memorial; Lowerhouses War Memorial; memorial in Almondbury Cemetery.

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