Harry Sykes (1889-1918)

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. Lance Corporal. No 50204. 9th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment. Formerly No 216699 Royal Engineers. Born School Street, Moldgreen 18.10.1889. Son of Alfred and E Sykes, 52 Long Lane, Dalton, Huddersfield. Employed as a stonemason by Messrs Graham and Jessop. Single. Enlisted 19.12.1916. Died of wounds, caused by a German shell which struck him as he was returning to his billet from work, on 17.3.1918, aged 28. Buried BEDFORD HOUSE ENCLOSURE No 2. Grave location:- Plot 3. Row E, Grave 5.
ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission