PLAQUES are being displayed at the former homes of First World War soldiers to pay tribute to the fallen heroes.

Summerhill School has teamed up with the Wall Heath and Kingswinford War Memorial Group to display the plaques on local houses.

One plaque will be displayed at a house on Enville Road in Wall Heath to honour William James Jones, who died in the Middle East in 1916.

Another will be put on Broad Street in Kingswinford to mark the former home of John Thomas Slater, who died from war related injuries in 1918.

Mike Glattback, assistant headteacher at Summerhill said that the school decided to get involved after being given a copy of the book 'Lost Sons of Wall Heath and Kingswinford' written by Joy and Guy Marshall and Liz Corfield, which details the lives of the 108 servicemen from the area who perished in both major wars.

He added: "It's important that the next generation of young people learn about the sacrifice made by our war heroes and by supporting projects like this we ensure that this sacrifice was not made in vain."

The organisers are hoping to launch a fundraising campaign so that more plaques can be displayed to honour the area's fallen heroes.