Fred 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, FRED, MM and Bar. Private. No 242408. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born South Street, Huddersfield, 16.2.1896. Son of Mr and Mrs J. Sykes, 93 Gledholt Bank, Paddock. Educated Paddock Council School. Attended Paddock United Methodist Church. Employed as a woollen piecer by Messrs Allen Priest and Sons Limited, Bath Mills, Lockwood. Single. Enlisted 27.1.1916. Awarded the Military Medal in August, 1917, for wiring operations under shell fire. Killed in action, 6.10.1917, during the Battle of Passchendaele. He was 23 years of age. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock; Shared Church, Paddock; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission