While there are no remaining veterans of the Great War on the centenary, the families and ancestors of those who fought and died have been remembering their sacrifice.
Two historians from the University of Hull were inspired to dig deeper into their family histories when they found out the role their ancestors played in the war.
James Webster reports:
Remembering your family heroes who died in WW1
Decades before the Oscar-winning film Saving Private Ryan was made came the real-life tale from the First World War of Saving Private Smith.