Harry Ashley Sykes (1898-1921)

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, HARRY ASHLEY. 2nd Lieutenant. 16th Battalion The Rifle Brigade. Formerly 3rd Battalioin The Cameron Highlanders. Born Huddersfield 11.1.1898. Educated Thomas Street Board School, Huddersfield Higher Grade School and Huddersfield Technical College. Was organist at the Hillhouse P.S.A. and at the Great Northern Street Congregational Church. Was employed as an assistant pupil teacher at Thomas Street School. At the time of enlistment, was living at Chapel House, Great Northern Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted as a Private in the Cameron Highlanders on 9.10.1916. Was recommended for a commission in January, 1917. He went through a Cadet course at Kinmel Park near Rhyl. Wounded and taken prisoner on 21.3.1918. Died in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, of Meningitis, on 14.11.1921.
ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.