Wilfred Sykes (1891-1918)
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, WILFRED. Private. No DM2/163108. 'Y' Siege Park, Army Service Corps. Born Paddock, Huddersfield in 1891. Son of Percy and M A Sykes, 19 Armitage Road, Milnsbridge. Educated Milnsbridge Council School. Employed as a woollen weaver by Messrs Fred Calverley and Company Limited, Milnsbridge. Single. Enlisted March 1916. Wounded near Ypres on 27.5.1918. Died of wounds at Zuydcoote on 29.5.1918, aged 27 years. Buried ZUDYCOOTE MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row E, Grave 2.
- ROH:- Milnsbridge War Memorial.
- Brother of Private GEORGE HERBERT SYKES killed in action, 31.5.1917.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private WILFRED SYKES
- regiment: Army Service Corps
- died: Wednesday, May 29, 1918
- age: 27 years
- record ID: 617809
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #617809)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #4342635)