CEF Soldier Detail

Lieutenant Hugh Harding Sykes
Died: September 28, 1928

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
18th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Toronto, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Sydney B. Sykes, 3 Hawthorne Av., Toronto, Ont.
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
June 29, 1893
Trade or Calling:
Stock Broker
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Niagara Camp, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
October 11, 1915
Age at enlistment:
22
Height:
5 Feet 10 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Somme
Date of Death:
September 28, 1928
Age at Death:
35
Buried at:
Mount Pleasant Cemetery Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Plot:
Commemorated:
UTS Schools Roll of Service memorial plaque, Bloor St., Toronto
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
Research Notes
Source: M. I. Pirie, 2006

 

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 18th Battalion

From the Annals of UTS Schools, 1914-1916 - "Old Boys Decorated for Valor":

LIEUT. HUGH H. SYKES

Hugh Harding Sykes was educated at the University Schools. He qualified for a commission and was appointed to a lieutenancy in the 35th Battalion. Early in the spring of 1916 he was transferred to the 18th Battalion and went to the Ypres salient in June. Later the division was moved to the Somme where he was severely wounded on September 15th. [1916]

For gallantry on the field he was awarded the Military Cross, the investiture taking place at Buckingham Palace on November 3. [1916]

Lt. Hugh H. Sykes' name appears on the bronze memorial plaques located in the lobby of UTS Schools, Toronto, Ont.

His portrait appears in the Annals booklet1.

 

1M. I. Pirie, Private Collection.
Awards and Decorations
Military Cross