Ernest Sykes (1896-1917)

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, ERNEST. Private. No 240730. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Fenay Grange, Almondbury, 17.10.1896. Second son of Mr George Sykes, 3 Holme Place, Grasscroft Road, Marsh, Huddersfield. Educated Almondbury Church of England School and Hillhouse Higher Elementary School. Employed as an apprentice pattern maker by Mr F. Ives of Folly Hall, Huddersfield. Attended Holy Trinity Church. Single. Enlisted October 1914. Reported missing, presumed killed, 3.5.1917, at the Battle of Bullecourt. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield; Huddersfield Drill Hall; Almondbury War Memorial.

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