Harold Sykes (c.1888-1917)

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, HAROLD. Private. No 241581. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs Sykes, 15 Ingfield Terrace, Crimble, Slaithwaite. Attended Crimble Primitive Methodist Chapel and was a former choirboy there. Was a well known local bass vocalist and a skilled violinist. Was a member of the Sons of Temperance. Employed by the Slaithwaite Spinning Company. Enlisted in 1916 and embarked for France in January, 1917. Killed in action, 17.3.1917, aged 28 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission