Malvern College Second World War Casualty

Robert Alexander Sykes

House and time at Malvern: 8, 1913 - 1918.

Regiment: Colonial Service.
Died: 11 July 1943 aged 43 in Atlantic. Killed at sea on SS California.
Cemetery: St. George'S Chapel In Westminster Abbey

Son of Robert and Agatha Mary Sykes, 3 Gloucester Row, Clifton, Bristol.
Sixth. School Prefect.
Head of House. Editor of 'The Malvernian'.
Gonville and Caius, Cambridge. B.A. 1921.
Diploma in Forestry 1922.
Colonial Forest Service, Nigeria, 1922.
Husband of Joye Sykes, of Hopedale, Langford, Bristol.
Civilian War Dead
'Whilst on leave in 1940 was an official fire-fighter in the Battle of London and was killed by a direct hit on a convoy on his way back to Africa.' (Malvernian, Dec 1943)