Source: 18th Battalion Nominal Roll, April 1915.
Family Search: Joseph Thomas Sykes was born on 20 February 1884, in Accrington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom as the son of Benjamin Sykes and Jennina Scantan. He immigrated to United States in 1913 and lived in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1921. He registered for military service in 1914. In 1914, at the age of 30, his occupation is listed as assembler in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. He died on 20 February 1974, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Saint Hedwig Cemetery, Dearborn Heights, Wayne, Michigan, United States.