A memorial service is taking place in Cardiff today to remember all who were affected by the First World War ahead of the centenary of its outbreak on 4 August.
It will take place at the Cenotaph in Grangetown Gardens, where a memorial stands for men from the area who gave their lives during the war.
The service has been organised by the Grangetown Local Historical Society, who've been trying to trace the stories behind every name on the memorial.
It lists over 300 names of men and women who lost their lives during the Great War, including a 14-year-old merchant seaman.
The Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Welsh Government ministers and representatives of the Army and Royal British Legion will attend the service alongside a number of family members of those listed.
A poppy will be laid at the memorial for each of the names.
At parks and town squares around Wales, the names of those who gave their lives in warfare are recorded for posterity.
But it seems back in 1917, rumours of one soldier's demise were somewhat exaggerated.
Trooper Alf Norman's name appears on the memorial at Grangetown in Cardiff, despite the fact he survived the First World War - and the one that followed.
Richard Morgan has the story.
The First Minister, Carwyn Jones, has announced £850,000 funding to support centenary events for WW1 in Wales. Every secondary school will get £1000 to spend on commemorating the anniversary.
They'll also be an app made to allow users to follow events and memorial projects over the next four years. He made the announcement at Cardiff Castle's Museum of the Welsh Soldier as part of "Wales remembers 1914-1918".
Yesterday First Minister Carwyn Jones was in Belgium to begin Wales' commemorations marking the centenary of World War One next year.
Today he made the journey to France to visit the memorial to Welsh troops who died at Mametz Wood, part of the battle of the Somme, where almost 4,000 Welshmen were killed or injured.
It's the second day of First Minister Carwyn Jones' visit to Belgium and France.
The trip is ahead of 'Wales Remembers' - a programme of commemoration to mark next year's centenary of the start of World War I.
Thousands of Welsh soldiers fell in Flanders during World War I.
Now there will be a permanent memorial to them - and all Welsh men and women who served their country.
The memorial will be built from Welsh stone from Pontypridd, with a symbolic Welsh dragon completing it.
First Minister Carwyn Jones is visiting Belgium and Northern France for the start of 'Wales Remembers' - a programme of commemoration to mark next year's centenary of the start of the Great War.
Today he cut the first turf at the Memorial Garden at Langemark, near Ypres.
First Minister Carwyn Jones has broken ground on a new memorial in Langemark, Belgium, to honour people from Wales who served in World War I.
Mr Jones is visiting battlefields in North France and Belgium to mark the start of the 'Wales Remembers 1914-1918' programme, commemorating the War's centenary.
Phil Jones is the Wales Area Manager for the Royal British Legion. He told ITV News it is important not only to recognise the sacrifices made by former soldiers, but also those still serving today.