James Arthur Sykes (c.1898-1919)

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, JAMES ARTHUR. Private. No 23534. 1st Battalion Oxford and Bucks. Light Infantry. Formerly King's Royal Rifle Corps. Born Marsden. Son of William and Elizabeth Sykes, of Ellesmere, Marsden. Employed by Messrs Liptons of Huddersfield. Enlisted in the K.R.R.C. on 17.1.1916 for a period of twelve years. Was afterwards transferred into the Oxford and Bucks. Light Infantry and went abroad, first to India and then to Mesopotamia, where he contracted dysentery and was admitted to hospital in Alexandria, Egypt. Died of typhoid fever in Bangalore, India, on 28.9.1919, 21 years. Buried HOSUR ROAD CEMETERY, BANGALORE, INDIA. Commemorated MADRAS 1914-1918 WAR MEMORIAL, CHENNAI, INDIA.

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