|Given Name(s)||Edward David|
|Place of Birth|
|Date of Birth (Eng)||circa 1894|
|Date of Birth (Heb)|
|Date of Death (Eng)||May 16, 1960|
|Date of Death (Heb)||19 Adar 5720|
|Age at Death||67|
|Hebrew Name||אידורד דוד|
|Father’s Name||Saul Isaac Saleh Sykes|
|Mother’s Name||Khatoon (“Katie”) Sykes née Ballas|
|Title (e.g., Dr)|
|Religious Status (כ/ל/י)|
|Cause of Death|
|Other Family Data||Sisters: Aziza Zion, Rema “Rosalie” Fooks, Louise Lustig, Mozelle “Molly” Sykes, Florah “Florence” Joy. Son: Sassoon Elias David Sykes (4A2). Cousin: Sophie Sykes (1B11)
He was married twice and had nine children from both wives altogether. Sassoon Elias David was his first. His fifth child, also named Sassoon Elias (Sykes), lives in Unionville, Ontario.
His parents are buried in the Jewish cemetery in Mumbai.
|Inscription (Eng)||IN LOVING MEMORY OF EDWARD DAVID SYKES AGE 67|
|Inscription (Heb)||פה מצא מנוח ה״מ אידורד דוד צחייק נ״ע נלב״ע י״ט אייר הת״שכ והיו ימיו שבעים וששים שנה תנצ״בה|
|Inscription (Other)||“247” on foot of slab|
|Historical||He was the head of the Eurasian Welfare Association at the time. He was arrested by the Kampetai on January 21, 1943 and sent to Stanley Civilian Internment Camp. On April 8, he was given a ten-year sentence but survived to give evidence at a post-war trial despite spending eight months in the prison hospital where rations were even lower than in the prison itself.
Lawrie Zion (Melbourne) wrote on 21 November 2017:
Edward was my grandmother’s brother.
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