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Mr Sykes Beaumont - Late KOYLI/2LI

It is with great sadness that I have to inform members that Mr Sykes Beaumont late KOYLI and 2LI died on 22 April 2023 aged 85.

Sykes enlisted into the Army serving in The KOYLI and 2LI. He attained the rank of Colour Serjeant.

Our thoughts and condolences at the sad time are with Sykes's family, and the many friends he served with in The KOYLI and 2LI.


As the bugle sounds 'No More Parades' and you take your place in the FRV,

your duty done with honour and distinction.

Rest in Peace Sykes.

Cede Nullis.


Association members are invited to attend the ceremony and the Wake, details are:

  • Date and time: 25 May 23 at 1240 hrs.

  • Location: Wakefield Crematorium, Standbridge Ln, Kettlethorpe, Wakefield, WF43JA

  • Bugler and the KOYLI Coffin drape are requested by the family.

  • Funeral Director: White Rose Funeral Service, 7 Blacker Rd, Staincross, Barnsley, S75 6GW Telephone 01226-888178.

  • Flowers or Donations: Donations will be split between to various charities in Sykes name.

Anyone wishing to send cards or letters of condolence is requested to send them to the Rifles Regional Office at Minden House marked FAO family of Sykes Beaumont. Office staff will then forward them to the family.

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