Christopher Tinker Sykes (c.1891-1917)
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, CHRISTOPHER TINKER. Private. No 12639. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield. Son of Anthony Noble and Ellen Sykes, 38 Parkgate, Berry Brow, Huddersfield. Educated Armitage Bridge Church of England School. Employed as a baker by the Huddersfield Cooperative Stores. Was a member of Armitage Bridge Conservative Club. Single. Enlisted 29.8.1914. Wounded in the head near Ypres on 25.2.1916. Reported missing, presumed killed on 7.6.1917, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- Armitage Bridge War Memorial; memorial in Armitage Bridge Churchyard.
- Brother of Private ROBERT SYKES killed in action, 7.8.1917.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private CHRISTOPHER TINKER SYKES
- regiment: Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
- died: Thursday, June 7, 1917
- age: 25 years
- record ID: 915616
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #915616)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #4341225)