Robert Percival (Percy) SYKES


SYKES, Robert Percival

Service Numbers: 2812, 2812A
Enlisted: 20 July 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Goulburn, New South Wales, 29 January 1890
Home Town: Goulburn, Goulburn Mulwaree, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Locomotive Engine Driver
Died: Killed In Action, France, 29 June 1916, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Rue-David Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix
Rue-David Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Bethune, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

20 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2812, Liverpool, New South Wales
2 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2812, 18th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2812, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
29 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2812A, 3rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Ray Grant

Robert Percival (Percy) Sykes was born in Goulburn to Robert and Catherine (Crowe). They lived in Mulwaree Street. 

Perce was an excellent tennis player. 

Perce was educated in Wagga, Gunning and Goulburn. Once he completed his education he became an engine man for the NSW Department of Railways.

He enlisted along with his brother Oliver Sykes.