George Herbert Sykes (1894-1917)

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, GEORGE HERBERT. Private. No 8671. 20th Hussars. Born Paddock, Huddersfield, 1894. Son of Percy and M A Sykes, 19 Armitage Road, Milnsbridge. Educated Milnsbridge Church of England School. Employed as a woollen piecer by Messrs James Shires and Sons, George Street, Milnsbridge. Attended Milnsbridge Wesleyan Church. Enlisted February 1913. Embarked for France in August, 1914. Killed in action near Gouzeacourt on 31.5.1917, aged 23. Buried UNICORN CEMETERY, VENDHUILE. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row H, Grave 15.
ROH:- St. Mark's Parish Church, Longwood; Milnsbridge War Memorial.
Brother of Private WILFRED SYKES died of wounds, 29.5.1918.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • regiment: 20th Hussars
  • died: Thursday, May 31, 1917
  • age: 23 years
  • record ID: 177826