Joe Sykes (1887-1917)

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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. Gunner. No L/25781. 'A' Battery, 168th (Huddersfield) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Born Milnsbridge 12.10.1887. Son of George and Hannah Sykes, 123 Church Street, Paddock. Educated Paddock Council School. Attended Paddock United Methodist Church. Employed as a woollen spinnerby Messrs C. and J. Hirst and Sons Limited, Longwood. Husband of Sarah Ellen (Nelly) Sykes, 24 Royds Hall, Longwood. Enlisted 4.5.1915. Killed in action at Nieuport, Belgium, on 11.7.1917, aged 29 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated NIEUPORT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. Mark's Parish Church, Longwood; All Saints Church, Paddock; Shared Church, Paddock.

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