Robert Sykes (c.1890-1917)

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, ROBERT. Private. No 65097. 32nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Formerly No S/4/040942 Army Service Corps. Born Armitage Bridge. Son of Anthony Noble and Ellen Sykes, 66 Parkgate, Berry Brow, Huddersfield. Educated Armitage Bridge Church of England School. Attended Armitage Bridge Church. Was a member of Armitage Bridge Conservative Club. Employed as a butcher by the Berry Brow Cooperative Society. Husband of Henney Etta Sykes, 1 Scott Gate Road, Honley. Enlisted 13.1.1915. Served as a butcher in the A.S.C. for 19 months. He was then transferred to the Royal Fusiliers and embarked for France in June, 1917. Killed in action near Ypres on 7.8.1917, 27 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Armitage Bridge War Memorial; memorial in Armitage Bridge Churchyard.
Brother of Private CHRISTOPHER TINKER SYKES killed in action, 7.6.1917.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • Private ROBERT SYKES
  • regiment: Royal Fusiliers
  • died: Tuesday, August 7, 1917
  • age: 27 years
  • record ID: 915627