Walter Sykes (c.1897-1917)

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, WALTER. Gunner. No L/25553. 'D' Battery, 282nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Born Huddersfield. Son of Joseph and Clara Lizzie Sykes, Warehouse Hill, Marsden. Employed on the clerical staff of Messrs Crowther, Bruce and Company, New Mill, Marsden. Attended Marsden Parish Church and at one time was a member of the choir. Was deeply interested in ambulance work, often accompanying the Marsden Villa football team in the capacity of amateur medical attendant. Enlisted in 1915. Embarked for France in May, 1917. Killed in action, 4.7.1917, aged 20 years. Buried BRANDHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row L, Grave 16.
ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.