Frank Sykes (c.1891-1915)

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, FRANK. Private. No 3457. 7th Battalion The Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Born Almondbury, Huddersfield. Son of Mrs Sykes of Northgate, Almondbury. Married, with two children. Lived Ladywell Street, Newtown, Montgomeryshire. On the outbreak of war he attempted to enlist in Kitchener's Army but was rejected. He went to Wales and joined the 2/7th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He was transferred to the front line and took part in the Suvla Bay landing in August, 1915, which he survived without any injury. On December 1st, however, as he was leaving the trenches he was shot. Killed in action at Gallipoli on 1.12.1915, aged 24 years. Buried LALA BABA CEMETERY, SUVLA. Grave location:- Special Memorial B 6.
ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission