Richard Herbert Sikes was killed in action in France on 24th April 1917, aged 44 years.
He was born in Cork, Ireland in 1873 and attended Bootham School from 1887 to 1889.
In 1914 he joined the Royal Fusiliers and spent a winter in the trenches. He was transferred to the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and was in command of a company in the Howe Battalion.
Sub Lieutenant Richard Herbert Sikes is remembered on the Arras Memorial in France and the War Memorial in St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral in Cork.