Harold Sykes (c.1897-1917)

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. Ordinary Seaman. No J/62495. Royal Navy. HMS Candytuft. Born Huddersfield. Son of Mr and Mrs T H Sykes, Royd Mount, 36 Ballroyd Road, Fartown. Educated Almondbury Grammar School. Was in business with his father, as a textile manufacturer, at Victoria Mills, Honley. Was a member of Honley Wesleyan Church choir. Single. Enlisted 17.11.1916. Was accidentally lost overboard and drowned on 25.9.1917, aged 20 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • Ordinary Seaman HAROLD SYKES
  • regiment: Royal Navy
  • died: Monday, September 24, 1917
  • age: 20 years
  • record ID: 3044376