Harold Sykes (1897-1915)

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, HAROLD. Private. No 3932. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Longwood, Huddersfield, on 8.5.1897. Son of Eli and Hannah Maria Sykes, 41 Hill Top, Paddock, Huddersfield. Was a member of the Huddersfield Territorials at the outbreak of the war. Formerly employed at the Daimler motorworks at Coventry. Killed by a sniper on 22.12.1915, aged 28 years. Buried TALANA FARM CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3. Row I, Grave 1.
ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock; Huddersfield Drill Hall.
Twin brother of Private HARRY SYKES who died of wounds, 19.3.1916.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission