Tom Sykes (1896-1917)

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, TOM. Private. No PW/4797. 18th Battalion Middlesex Regiment. Born Slaithwaite, Huddersfield 20.12.1896. Eldest son of Mr and Mrs John William Sykes, 11 Sugden's Buildings, Manchester Road, Slaithwaite. Employed by Messrs Fisher, Firth and Company, Cellars Clough Mill, Marsden. Attended West Slaithwaite Sunday School. Enlisted 14.2.1916. After nine weeks training he embarked for France. Critically wounded by shellfire on 19.5.1917 and died the same day, aged 20 years. Buried HENIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION Grave location:- Plot 1, Row C, Grave 9.
ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.