Leslie Frederick Wardle Sykes (1916-1940)

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Biography

Leslie Frederick Wardle Sykes born 1916 in the Huddersfield area.

By 1938, he was residing at 57 Albemarle Road, York.

He married Phyllis Mary Chapman in 1939 at Howden and they resided at The Crossways, Muncaster, Yorkshire.

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Huddersfield Examiner (15/Jun/1940):

NEWS OF SOME LOCAL SOLIDERS

Captain L. F. W. Sykes Killed

News has been received in Huddersfield that Captain L. F. W. Sykes, of the West Yorkshire Regiment, a native of the town, has been killed in France.

Captain Sykes was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sykes, formerly of Skipton Avenue, Fartown.

Captain Sykes, who was twenty-three years of age, was the adjutant of his Battalion. Before he joined up he was acting cashier at the head office of the York County Savings Bank.

Only seven weeks before going abroad he was married to Miss Phyllis Chapman, of Naburn, York.

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