A HISTORIAN launched a book focusing on West Oxfordshire servicemen of the First World War at a dinner marking the battle's centenary.

The event in Northmoor, near Witney, saw historian Julie Ann Godson present her new book, 'Our Boys 1914-1918: who were the fallen of one Oxfordshire valley?', which tells the story of 48 soldiers from Northmoor, Standlake and Stanton Harcourt.

More than 80 people attended, including British Army veteran Nick Lockhart, who spoke about his own experience of returning from action.

The dinner, on Friday, was in aid of Combat Stress, the veterans' mental health charity.