Harry Sykes (1887-1916)

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Harry Sykes (1887-1916)

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. Private. No 22433. 6th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Longwood, Huddersfield, on 8.5.1887. Son of Eli and Hannah Maria Sykes, 41 Hill Top, Paddock. Employed as a woollen feederby Messrs John Taylor and Sons, of Milnsbridge. Was a member of Paddock Liberal Club. Enlisted at the beginning of 1915. Embarked for France at Christmas, 1915. Was wounded under the right shoulder on 3.3.1916. Died of wounds at No 11 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, on 19.3.1916, aged 28 years. Buried St. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN. Grave location:- Plot A, Row 18, Grave 28.
ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock; Shared Church, Paddock; Longwood War Memorial.
Twin brother of Private HAROLD SYKES killed in action, 22.12.1915.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission