Joe Sykes (1885-1917)

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Joe 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, JOE. Private. No 45897. 12th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Golcar, Huddersfield 6.11.1885. Son of William Albert and Lois Sykes, 3 Oddfellow's Buildings, Deighton. Educated at Scapegoat Hill and Deighton schools. Employed as a putter-up by Messrs Edwin Walker and Company Limited, Field Mills, worsted cloth manufacturers. Husband of Clara Sykes, 9 Blackhouse Road, Fartown. Enlisted 24.7.1916. Was wounded by gunshot in the face and left arm on 17.4.1917. Died of wounds in No 7 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, on 21.4.1917, aged 31 years. Buried ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 19, Row E, Grave 11.
ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

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