James Arthur SYKES

Regimental number798
Place of birthDemondrille, New South Wales
SchoolNorth Goulburn, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressStockinbingal, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.8
Next of kinMrs E Sykes, Kenmore, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Senior Cadets; 2 years in the Militia.
Enlistment date7 September 1914
Place of enlistmentKensington, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 2 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death14 June 1915
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialChatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row L, Grave No. 112), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Harry and Eliza SYKES
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3480 Pte Albert Edwin SYKES, 13th Bn, died of wounds, 5 February 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SYKES James Arthur