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Herbert Sykes - Adel Church, near Leeds, Yorkshire

 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:09 pm    Post subject: Herbert Sykes - Adel Church, near Leeds, Yorkshire Reply with quote

This is a transcription of a memorial taken from "For Remembrance and in Honour of those who lost their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902" by Sir James Gildea, published in 1911. This is a book which documents Boer War memorials in both Britain and abroad. Many of them make reference to Scottish Regiments.

Due to the age of the book, and the fact that this is a transcription, this memorial may no longer exist or be in the location as posted. I put this information online for reference. If anyone can provide a photo of this memorial we would be eternally grateful.

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“In ever loving memory of HERBERT SCHOLFIELD SYKES, Captain, 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers. Born in this parish June 22nd 1863. Baptised in this church. He fell when leading his company in the battle of Pieter’s Hill which led to the relief of Ladysmith, February 27th 1900, and was laid to rest near the field of action with some of his brother officers and men of the regiment.”


This man is also commemorated in All Saint's Church, Ladysmith, South Africa.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:31 am    Post subject: Confirmation of Existence Reply with quote

This brass plaque is confirmed as still existing. See WMR 46937, which includes a photograph.
The report has been tweaked this morning.
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