Robert is remembered on the war memorial at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.
Born: 1892, Westhorpe, Suffolk.
Died: 18th January 1917; age: 25; Died of Wounds.
Residence: Rookery Farm, Westhorpe, Suffolk.
Enlistment Location: Winchester, Hampshire.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 26943.
Regiment: Hampshire Regiment, 15th (Service) Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
1901 Rookery Farm, Westhorpe, Suffolk.
Robert was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
William Hunt Sykes, 54, a Farmer & Dealer, born Barking, Suffolk.
Mary Jane Sykes (nee Browning), 42, born Cockfield, Suffolk.
Philip Sykes, 18, born Westhorpe.
Leonard Sykes, 13, born Westhorpe.
Jack Sykes, 11, born Westhorpe.
Nora Bridget Sykes, 10, born Westhorpe.
Dick Sykes, 7, born Westhorpe.
Ida Elizabeth Sykes, 5, born Westhorpe.
Maurice Sykes, 3, born Westhorpe – died 1901, Westhorpe.
1 general domestic servant.
1911 Rookery Farm, Westhorpe, Suffolk.
Robert was 19 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
William, 64, a Farmer & Dealer – employer.
Ethel Maud May Sykes, 26, born Westhorpe.
Robert’s mother, Mary Jane Sykes died October 1913, Westhorpe, Suffolk.
Probate to William Hunt Sykes – farmer & dealer.
Soldiers’ Effects to William H. Sykes – father.
Robert is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Westhorpe, Suffolk.