MORTON Village Society have produced a booklet honouring local men who died during the First World War.

The society wanted to pay respects to both young men who paid the ‘ultimate price’ and people who kept their memory alive by maintaining the Memorial Institute.

The booklet was based on the names of people recorded on the memorial plaques in the village, and subsequent research.

In September 1922 two plaques were placed to honour and remember the 17 Morton men who died between 1914 and 1919.

A re-dedication service was held in May 1948 following the Second World War and a further plaque was added to honour and remember the ten Morton servicemen who gave their lives from 1939 to 1945.

A Village Society spokesman said: “The Institute has fulfilled its original objectives, acting as a permanent memorial to the fallen service men of Morton and district, and providing a facility to be used by local people for recreational purposes.

“The dates on the Institute building show 1914 to 1919. That was the period when deaths were counted as war casualties. Lots of men and some women died after the war ended.

“So if any service men or women were wounded and subsequently died in 1919 their names were added.”

East Morton resident Rhona Emmott this month created an eight-foot-high British soldier – known as a Tommy – out of chicken wire and net poppies. This was displayed in her garden to mark the centenary of the First World War ending.