Q.S.A. 2 clasps, Tuguela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith
Capt. H.S. Sykes, R. Scots Fus.
Herbert Schofield Sykes
He was killed in action at Pieter's Hill, in the operations on the Upper Tugela, February 27th, 1900. He was born at the Manor Adel, near Leeds, in June 1863, and was educated at Harrow. He entered the Royal Scots Fusiliers, May 1885, being promoted Captain August 1894. From 1894-99 he was adjutant of the 1st Volunteer battalion at Kilmarnock. He proceeded to South Africa and joined the 2nd battalion of his regiment in December 1899. At Pieter's Hill the Royal Scots Fusiliers were on the British extreme right and rendered splendid service by enveloping the Boer left, thus compelling the enemy to withdraw from their position.
Medal officially impressed. Rank neatly corrected.