STAFF and pupils at Ysgol Solfach are asking for people to help them identify a group of local war heroes.

The school has a memorial plaque from the First World War on which the names of 16 men are engraved.

It says: “In honoured memory of the ‘old boys’ of Solva School who made the supreme sacrifice.”

“Their name liveth for evermore.”

As part of their work on The Great War, the children visited Morfa Bay Adventure in Swansea a couple of weeks ago, where there is a replica of a war trench system.

Teacher Debbie Jones said: “The trip really gave pupils an insight of what life was like for the soldiers in the trenches.”

“Now they are keen to learn who the men are on their plaque, what battalion they belonged to and what happened to them.

“We have asked the village for information and slowly but surely information is trickling in. Interestingly two of the men on the plaque are my great uncles who both died in 1917.”

Mrs Jones added: “Hopefully before November we’ll know more about the soldiers.”

The following men all died between 1914 and 1918: Gwilym Davies, John Morris, Johnnie Davies, Albert Wm Protheroe, William Davies, Rees Protheroe, Tom Evans, Ben Reynolds, Thomas Hy Evans, Jim Reynolds, David Evans, Harry S Roach, Ernest Johnson, John Stephens, Henry Johns D.S.C and Osborne R Thomas.

If you have any information please contact Ysgol Solfach on 01437 721479.