Fred Sykes (1883-1918)
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, FRED. Private. No 242697. 1/6th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment. Born Stoney Lane, Taylor Hill, Lockwood, 5.12.1883. Third son of the late Mr James Sykes and Hannah Sykes, 112 Emmanuel Terrace, Lockwood. Educated Mount Pleasant Board School, Lockwood. Employed as a worsted and woollen twister-in by Messrs Kaye and Stewart, Broadfield Mills. Husband of Lucy Sykes, 112 Emmanuel Terrace, Lockwood. Enlisted 15.11.1916. Killed in action at Bethune on 22.7.1918, aged 34 years. Buried FOUQUIERES CHURCHYARD EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row J, Grave 2.
- ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; Taylor Hill Primitive Methodist Church.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private FRED SYKES
- regiment: North Staffordshire Regiment
- died: Monday, July 22, 1918
- age: 34 years
- record ID: 513639
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #513639)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #4341464)