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VC806   Ernest Sykes

Name   Ernest Sykes   No.   40989   

VC Issue No.   806   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Northumberland Fusiliers, 27th (Service) Battalion (4th Tyneside Irish)


Now   Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Quick View, Mossley, Saddleworth, Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 17 Thornfield Avenue, Lockwood, Yorkshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Lockwood Cemetery, Meltham Road, near Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   6 August 1949

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Section F, Grave 227

Gazetted   8 June 1917

VC Presented   21 July 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Lockwood Cemetery, Meltham Road, near Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England

P  Memorial Plaque, George Lawton Hall, Stamford Street, Mossley, Gtr Manchester

Memorial Plaque, Mossley Railway Station, Gtr Manchester

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, The Museum of the Manchesters, Ashton Town Hall, Market Place, Ashton-under-Lyne, Gtr Manchester

P  Memorial Plaque, Town Hall, Huddersfield, South Yorkshire

By The Way…

A Memorial Plaque was installed at Mossley Railway Station in 2014, the place were he worked

VC Held By

Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland, The Abbot's Tower, Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England



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The First World War

BORN   4 April 1885

DIED   3 August 1949   AGE   64

VC Won   19 April 1917   AGE   32

Place VC Won   Near Arras, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917

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