A father and son paid tribute 100 years to the day since a teenager lost his life.

Peter Hammond and his son Tom visited St James’s Church in Bushey on Friday to pay their respects to Frank Albert Williams, who lived in Greatham Road, Bushey, before he died aged just 17.

Peter Hammond said he first came across Frank’s grave around ten years ago and it always stuck in his mind and he knew that when the centenary anniversary came around, he had to do something to honour Frank’s life.

Frank was an air mechanic 3rd class at RAF Walton, who died on November 1 1918, just days before the end of World War One.

The pair laid flowers before his son performed a moving rendition of The Last Post.

Mr Hammond said: “The poignancy of this was Frank was just 17-years-old. I don’t know how he died but it is just sad knowing ten days before the end of the war, he wasn’t able to make it. It felt worthwhile to go down and mark his death.”