WITH Remembrance Day approaching, towns are doing all they can to mark the Armistice that ended the First World War.

In Warminster, families have been taking part a war fact trail throughout the town.

Incomplete facts are placed on 20 different venues around the town for children to find and fill in the missing information.

The facts cover a whole range of topics from the part played by women and children in the war to the role of various buildings in the Warminster area.

The trail is running throughout half term until October 31.

Lesley Fudge, from the Poppy Appeal, along with Warminster Town Council, helped set up the trail.

She said: “The trail is a good way for children and families to learn more about the First World War, especially at this time of year.

“I hope to see lots of families around the town taking part over the half term.”

Meanwhile, 100-year-old John Hamilton, of Sutton Veny, is also taking part in the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War commemorations.

He will attend a service on Sunday, November 4 from 7.30pm at the Athenaeum in Warminster.

Mr Hamilton will read WW1 poetry as part of the service, which will include old time music hall songs from Oh What a Lovely War!

The poetry includes In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon, and The General by Siegfried Sassoon.

Judith Green, 85, will read some of her father’s letters from the Passchendaele battlefield.

Joely Hudson, 15, will read Siegfried Sassoon’s poem On Passing the New Menin Gate and play the Last Post.