George Sykes (c.1884-1918)
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, GEORGE. Sergeant. No 200585. 1/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Slaithwaite. Son of John Edward Swift Sykes and A M Sykes of Talbot Street, Batley. In business on his own account as an upholsterer in Church Street, Slaithwaite. Was a member of the local Territorials and was mobilised at the outbreak of the war. Wounded in 1917, which resulted in him having both legs amputated. He had also been severely gassed. Died in Leeds Military Hospital on 11.3.1918, aged 33 years. Buried SLAITHWAITE CEMETERY. Grave location:- B, 1, 159.
- ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Serjeant SYKES
- regiment: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
- died: Monday, March 11, 1918
- age: 33 years
- record ID: 2752356
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #2752356)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #4341586)