James Henry Sykes (c.1895-1917)

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 HENRY. Lance Corporal. No 240663. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Almondbury. Son of Mr and Mrs Joe Sykes, 21 Northgate, Almondbury. Employed by Messrs John Eccles and Company, cotton spinners, Firth Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted November 1914. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Along with three of his comrades he was killed instantly whilst asleep in his billet behind the firing line by a shell on 27.8.1917. He was 22 years of age. Buried COXYDEMILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row C, Grave 21.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Almondbury War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission