E. Sykes

Tales of valour

Military Medal

Military Medal

SYKES E, (Private)

ā€œGā€ Battalion Tank Corps

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On November 20th 1917, when his tank was ditched, and after two men had been killed while endeavouring to fix the fascine in position, he got out under very heavy machine-gun fire and succeeded in fastening it properly, thereby enabling the tank to unditch and resume the fight.

MILITARY MEDAL

BRITISH WAR MEDAL 1914-18 (SILVER)

DEFENCE MEDAL

VICTORY MEDAL