Corporal Walter George Last was one of the first British soldiers killed in the First World War.
He is buried at the St Symphorien military cemetery in Belgium, where seven of his descendants came to visit his grave for the first time today.
ITV News correspondent Nina Nannar reports:
Jan Lord, 92, tells ITV News' Mark Austin how his father and all seven of his uncles somehow made it back from the First World War.Read the full story ›
Former Foreign Secretary William Hague wrote on Twitter:
Lesson of #WW1 - peace is precious and hard-won. Our security and freedom can never be taken for granted
World leaders and royalty gathered at St Symphorien military cemetery in Mons, Belgium, today to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War.
What became known as the Great War continued for four years and claimed 17 million lives as ITV News Europe Editor James Mates reports:
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and David Cameron are among those attending a WW1 commemorative service at St Symphorien military cemetery near Mons, Belgium.
David Cameron has paid tribute to the fallen soldiers of the First World War, including his great-great-uncle, Captain Francis Mount.Read the full story ›
Simon Parkin reports on the Ordnance Survey air crews who risked their lives, making maps of the battlefields.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry delighted thousands of people in the main square of Mons today by making a brief appearance on the town hall balcony.
The royals were in Belgium for a ceremony to mark the centenary of Britain entering the First World War.
The Duke of Cambridge was once of the speakers at the ceremony, which was attended by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, as well as other European leaders.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by Prince Harry as they met the families of soldiers who fought in the First World War.
The great majority of the millions of casualties in the First World War were on the frontline - from the mud of Flanders to the trenches on the Somme. But sometimes civilians lost their lives too - right here in the West Midlands.
Giant airships - or zeppelins - flew over and dropped bombs. In one such air raid 35 people were killed and many more were injured when Wednesbury, Tipton and Walsall were attacked by mistake. Keith Wilkinson reports.