A COMMEMORATION service to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War will take place next month at Wyre Forest Crematorium and Cemetery.

The crematorium is inviting local people to attend the service in its chapel to remember those who gave their lives to protect the country between 1914 and 1918.

Alex Vaccaro, minister of Kidderminster Parish Church team, will conduct the service on Monday, August 4, at 12.30pm.

The day will also include the dedication of a new armed services memorial, with members of the Stourport branch of the Royal British Legion.

Visitors to the commemoration day will also be provided with light refreshments.