John Sykes (1893-1916)

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John 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, JOHN. Private. No 2966. 3/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Saddleworth 5.4.1893. Son of the late Mr. Percival Poynton Sykes and Mrs Emma T Sykes, Croft House, 25 Newsome Road, Almondbury. Educated at Crossley and Porter School, Halifax. Was formerly in the employ of Messrs Sharp, Crampton and Smith, Chartered Accountants, but at the time of enlistment, he was engaged in clerical work at the office of Messrs John Beever and Sons, Brook Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted in the local Territorials in September, 1914. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Was wounded in the right arm and leg by a sniper's bullet on 1.8.1915. Was treated at Birmingham War Hospital and then returned to Huddersfield where he was discharged from military duties on medical grounds. Died in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, from consumption, on 11.5.1916, aged 23 years. Buried with full military honours in ALMONDBURY CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- CA, 'C', 85.
ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial.

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