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, DAVID. Private. No 2316. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Prior to enlistment, lived at Elms Hill, Slaithwaite. Married. His wife lived at 273 Brierley Wood, Huddersfield. Employed as a woollen fettler by Messrs Robinson Brothers, Clough Lea, Marsden. Seriously wounded in the head and leg at the beginning of September, 1915. Died of wounds at No 13 General Hospital on 29.9.1915, aged 29 years. Buried BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 8, Row B, Grave 87.
- ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission