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, HILTON. Sapper. No 482237. 49th Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Formerly No 245 Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Stalybridge, Cheshire. Son of John Denisonand H. A. Sykes, 116 Town End, Golcar. Had been in America for 12 months prior to the outbreak of the war. Had been previously employed in the designing department at Messrs C. and J. Hirst and Sons Limited. Attended St. John's Church, Golcar. Was a member of Golcar Conservative Club. Enlisted in the local Territorials at the outbreak of the war. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Wounded on one occasion. Died of wounds caused by a gas shell, 25.7.1917, at No 3 General Hospital, Le Treport. He was 27 years of age. Buried MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row B, Grave 6b.
- ROH:- St. John's Church, Golcar; memorial in Golcar Churchyard; St. James' Church, Slaithwaite.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Sapper HILTON SYKES
- regiment: Royal Engineers
- died: Wednesday, July 25, 1917
- age: 26 years
- record ID: 120289