St. Luke's War Memorial

St. Luke's Home

Memorial Home

1914-18

  J. Aindow

  R. Balshaw

  J.Dean

  K. Kemp

  J. S. Rowland

 

1939-45

  J. Blackley

  E. W. Browne

  R. J. Corkhill

  R. Formby

  T. Jones

  W. E. Lishman

  C. V. O. McNabb

  S. K. Morrison

  J. E. Mills

  G. Rimmer

  R. N. Steinmann

  C. S. Thomson

  E. Wadsworth

  H. Willacy

 

Not on Memorial

J B Horsfall(1914-18)

F. Taylor (1914-18)

C. L. Thomas (1920)

A. D. Fisk (1939-45)

A. N. W. Sykes (1939-45)

P.G.Sykes (1939-45)

 

Alfred Nigel Whitley Sykes

 

Alfred Sykes Memorial Inscription

Memorial on Parent's headstone
in St. Luke's church yard.

Since the memorial stone, alongside, is weather beaten and difficult to read, the inscription is repeated here.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
AGNES GERTRUDE
dearly beloved wife of
EUSTACE CHARLES WHITLEY SYKES
WHO DIED ON 27TH MARCH 1941
AGED 57 YEARS

Also of their younger son
GUNNER ALFRED NIGEL WHITLEY
R. A. AGED 21 YEARS
WHO LOST HIS LIFE SERVING HIS COUNTRY
ON SS ARANDORA STAR 2NDJULY 1940

Also
EUSTACE CHARLES WHITLEY SYKES
Dearly beloved husband of the above

And HAZEL SYKES
WHO DIED 25TH MAY 1945 AGED 71 YEARS

Alfred was born in 1919 and, at the age of 14, started at the Leys School in Cambridge where he was in North B house. On leaving school he worked as a farmer and joined the Shropshire Yeomanry RA (TA) as a trooper. In 1940 he was sent to France, and was subsequently evacuated from Dunkirk. He was killed on 2nd July 1940 when the Arandora Star was sunk by enemy action. He is commemorated at the Brookwood memorial.

Alfred's father is recorded in a directory for 1937 as an Insurance Official living at "Westgarth", Eccles Rd. Formby

See http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2148283