A MONTH of events to commemorate the centenary of the First World War are set to begin in Ruthin - 100 years to the day that the last man from the town was killed in action.

Ruthin Town Council has lined up a month of events in the lead up to the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War on Remembrance Sunday, November 11.

Titled Cofeb '18, the month-long commemoration starts on Wednesday, October 10 with the installation of The Fallen Trail across town and an exhibition at Ruthin Craft Centre.

The trail will see 101 British Legion white crosses or poppies erected on the streets of Ruthin, near the homes of each of the soldiers from the town that died during the war.

Gavin Harris, deputy mayor for Ruthin, said: "It has been quite moving to transfer the information from the memorial roll to create the plaques that will form the trail and exhibition.

"It is humbling to appreciate how many died, of all ages, from as young as 17 up to 67 - over 50 per cent of those who died were under 26.

"It is surprising that so many of the names have very little information about them: no age, address or information on where they died or were buried.

"Hopefully the trail and exhibition might encourage any descendants, relatives or those with some additional knowledge to be able to share their stories."

The commemorations will also include an evening of remembrance, a poppy making workshop, the last bell toll at St Peter's Church before its renovation, and a film screening of 'Oh, What a Lovely War'.

For the full event listing visit www.rhuthun.com