Jim Sykes (c.1898-1917)

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Jim Sykes

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, JIM. Private. No 205563. 10th Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment. Formerly No 20702 Durham Light Infantry. Born Slaithwaite. Son of the late Geoffrey and Eva Sykes. Lived with his brother, Mr George Sykes, at 10 Clough House, Slaithwaite. Employed as a piecer by Messrs Edwin Shaw and Sons, Clough House Mills. Attended the Providence Baptist Sunday School. Enlisted in October 1916. Had served on the Italian front for six months. Killed in action in Italy on 7.12.1917, aged 19 years. Buried GIAVERA BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row E, Grave 11.
ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

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