Norman Sykes (1889-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

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, NORMAN. Private. No 242409. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Halifax Old Road 14.11.1889. Son of George W and Alice Sykes, 2 Cobcroft Road, Fartown, Huddersfield. Educated Hillhouse Council School and Huddersfield Technical College. Employed as a warehouse and pattern room man. Single. Enlisted January 1916. Along with three other comrades he was killed whilst asleep in his billet by a shell on 27.8.1917, aged 22 years. Buried COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row C, Grave 20.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.
Brother of Private STANLEY SYKES killed in action, 3.5.1917.

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