Lawrence Schwabe's eldest son Eric Anthony changed his name to Sykes.
Eric Anthony Sykes was born on 5 February 1883 in Barton on Irwill,
England, eldest son of
Octavia (Ermen) and
Lawrence Schwabe. He died on May 12 1945 at Bexhill on Sea. The
information below is taken from various other sources.
Eric Anthony Sykes was a civilian. He was employed in Shanghai by the S. J. David Company, estate agents, and held a reserve rank in the S.M.P. as sergeant in charge of the snipers unit (a volunteer organization of skilled marksmen). E. A. Sykes, for his part, was a shikari of considerable experience, and an uncommonly gifted marksman. Born in Great Britain under the name Eric Anthony Schwabe, he saw service as a sniper in the First World War, changing his name to Sykes because he allegedly found his true name too Germanic. Aa article on Eric's career written by Phil Matthew's can be read HERE.
The Times 13 July 1917
The Times May 16 1945