THE Black Country Society has received nearly £9,000 to fund a project that will honour the men of Dudley borough who died in the Great War.

Members will write mini biographies for each man featured on the borough's war memorials and investigate the local war effort as part of its Dudley and the Great War project.

Project leader, Roy Peacock, said the cash injection from the Heritage Lottery Fund would be spent setting up a website that would contain its findings and fund a travelling exhibition.

He added: "The research started some time ago, so we have a lot of it behind us already. We will have an opening exhibition in June for the public but the project will be far from finished, it will still be a work in progress."

Mr Peacock said he hopes members of the public who attend the exhibition would be able to add to the project: "We aim to pick up information from families who know their own history."