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Name:

 Arthur Clifton SYKES

Father:

 Adam SYKES

Mother:

 Frances Mary Matilda DANIEL

Siblings:

 Francis Adam SYKES

Spouse:

 Lorna Evelyn STANIER

Children:

 Sir Richard Adam SYKES

 William A SYKES

Relationship to Mark:

 1st cousin twice removed

Date and place of birth:

 3rd quarter 1891 - Barton Regis, Gloucestershire

1901 Census

 Aged 10 - not yet found

1911 Census

 Aged 20 - Living at Royal Engineer Barracks, Brompton and St Mary’s, Brompton, Chatham. Rank 2nd lieutenant.

21st December 1912  Promoted to lieutenant
World War 1 service  Served in Mesapotamia. Earned Victory, British and 15 Star medals.

Date and place of marriage:

7th February 1919 - Kensington and Chelsea, Middlesex 

7th February 1918 London Gazette - Captain Arthur Clifton Sykes RE.
3rd June 1919 London Gazette - Sykes Captain (Acting Major) Arthur Clifton, DSO, RE.
16th February 1931

Arrival at Southampton on board the Winchester Castle (Union Castle Mail Steamship Company), returning from Durban via Port Elizabeth with wife.

Home address given as Gotham House, Camberley.

19th March 1934 Arrival at Bristol on board the Coronado (Messrs Elders and Fyffes Ltd) returning from Bermuda with wife.

Home address given as I Andover Plantation, Tidworth.

13th August 1937

London Gazette - Lt Col A C Sykes DSO OBE hp late Royal Signals to be Col 14th August 1937.

1938 to 1946

Royal Corps of Signals

Commanding Officer, 2nd Indian Divisional Signals

Commanding Officer, 3rd Indian Divisional Signals

1938 to 1939 - Chief Signal Officer, Southern Command

1939 to 1940 - Chief Signal Officer, 11 Corp (France)

1940 to 1942 - Chief Signal Officer, Southern Command

1942 to 1943 - Deputy Director of Signals, British Army Staff, Washington

1943 to 1946 - Chief Signal Officer, British Army Staff, Washington

1943 to 1946 - Senior British member of Combined Communication Board, Combined Chiefs off Staff

1946 - retired

11th July 1940 London Gazette - Order of the British Empire for distinguished services in the field:- To be additional Commanders of the military division of the said most excellent order: Colonel Arthur Clifton Sykes, DSO, OBE, late Royal Corps of Signals.
12th July 1945

 

 

Visit to Bell Telephone Laboratory in New Jersey

16th November 1945

 

 

Presentation of a statue of Mercury to the Signal Corps at Fort Monmouth

13th June 1946 Legionnaire of the Legion of Merit.jpg

 

 

London Gazette - Decorations conferred by the President of the United States of America. Legion of Merit, Degree of Officer: Brigadier (temporary) Arthur Clifton Sykes, CBE, DSO, AMIEE, Late Royal Corps of Signals.

23rd July 1946 London Gazette - Col A C Sykes, CBE, DSO, AMIEE, retires on re pay 21st July 1946 and is granted the rank of hon brigadier.
21st April 1950 London Gazette - Royal Corps of Signals. Brigadier Arthur Clifton Sykes, CBE, DSO, to be Honorary Colonel of a TA Unit, 2nd March 1950
28th June 1955 London Gazette - Territorial Army. Vice Brigadier Arthur Clifton Sykes, CBE, DSO, tenure expired

Date and place of death:

1st quarter 1967 - Warminster, Wiltshire

 

Arthur Clifton Sykes was a member of the Army and Navy Club and the Hurlingham Club.

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