Hugh William Bellairs SYKES (1914-2005)
Hugh William Bellairs Sykes (1914-2005) was the son of Cyril Sladden’s Lieutenant-Colonel in the 9th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, whilst Cyril was still training in England. His father sadly committed suicide in January 1915 and he is mentioned in a few letters of that period.
Hugh was born on 17th December 1914. He was only three weeks old when his father committed suicide caused by overwork.
Hugh married and had two children. He died at Abbotts Ann, Andover, Hampshire, on 2nd March 2005, aged 90.