Robert Sykes (c.1885-1915)

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.
Robert 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, ROBERT. Gunner. No 50519. 'S' Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Born Lepton, Huddersfield. Son of Mr Edward Sykes, Field House, Lepton. Employed as a clerk at the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank, Market Place, Huddersfield. Enlisted in the R.H.A. in 1908 and had been stationed in India for seven years. Was serving with the Indian Expeditionary Force in Mesopotamia, where he died of wounds on 23.11.1915, 30 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated BASRA MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING, IRAQ.
ROH:- Lepton Parish Church; commemorated on headstone in Kirkheaton Cemetery.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission