An exhibition to commemorate the centenary of World War One will be unveiled in Kings Langley later today.

Teams from the "Back to the Front Project" based in Abbots Langley and Kings Langley are currently creating profiles of the servicemen and women who fought in the war and the event will be held today and tomorrow at Kings Langley Community Centre.

So far, more than 1,000 servicemen and women have been traced from Abbots Langley, Bedmond, Hunton Bridge and Kings Langley.

The project is being run to commemorate the 100 anniversary of World War One and the aim is to create a detailed Roll of Honour of everyone who fought from the villages.

Julie Barton, team leader for the research project in Kings Langley said: "It is our first exhibition and we are hoping to get local people involved.

"It has been really good. We have got a lot of information but not enough volunteers to put all the information together.

"What we really are short of is photographs of people who fought in the war from Abbots Langley and Kings Langley." 

The project is expected to last five years.

On Monday, there will be a candlelight vigil to commemorate the moment that Britain declared war on Germany and became involved in the First World War.