She is walking from the war memorial by St Mary’s Church, in Warwick, to St Andrew’s Church, in Shottery, in time for a memorial service at 4.30pm.

Around 25 people will walk the 14 miles with her, with 40 more joining along the way in Hampton Lucy, Alveston, or Stratford.

“We will be pausing at every war memorial to remember the fallen and will carry poppy crosses, named for each person,” said Naomi, who is raising money for the soldiers’ charity, ABF.

“Sadly there are around 600 of them on our route, and I feel that we owe it to their sacrifice to remember them on this anniversary.”

Two years ago Naomi organised a similar walk, raising funds to repair and professionally clean our war memorial at St Andrew’s.

It was going to be a one-off event but this year she’s decided to recognise the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

On Monday, there is a candle-lit vigil in Stratford’s Garden of Remembrance between 10pm and 11pm.

The Royal British Legion are holding a ‘Lights Out’ vigil across the country on 4th August to mark exactly 100 years since war was declared.

Stratford Royal British Legion chairman David Hastie is encouraging people to come along for the service.

If they are unable to, residents are being urged to switch off all their lights at home and leave just one candle or one light on in the window.

A memorial to the 23 boys and 1 master from King Edward VI School killed in WWI was unveiled in the Garden of Remembrance in January.

A plaque to the 31 boys and 1 master from King Edward VI School killed in WWI was unveiled in the Garden of Remembrance in January.

In Henley-in-Arden, 55 people in uniforms of the period—soldiers, nurses and patients—will be parading on Sunday from the memorial hall in Station Road down High Street to St Nicholas’ Church.

A granite obelisk to Henley’s 2nd Lieutenant Jack Hawkes, killed in 1917, has been restored in recent weeks. It will be unveiled on the day.

After a church service at 11am, the uniformed men and women are marching back to the memorial hall, which is being turned into a war hospital next week.

A photo of the open air ward at Henley's WWI hospital.

A photo of the open air ward at Henley’s WWI hospital.

Between November 1914 and April 1919 Henley Memorial Hall was home to a hospital for wounded serviceman manned by volunteers. It treated 1,576 patients.

It will be open from 2pm-5pm every day from Sunday until the following Saturday.

Patients and nurses pose outside Henley's hospital during the First World War.

Patients and nurses pose outside Henley’s hospital during the First World War.

Ragley Hall, near Alcester, is re-creating life in the trenches on Sunday.

Visitors can enlist in a recruitment office, head into a trench and step into a HQ briefing bunker.

There is also a replica machine gun nest and a new exhibit focusing on letters from the trenches.

In Alcester, there is a service at St Nicholas Church at 3pm on Sunday afternoon and a candle-lit vigil outside the church from 10.30pm.

St Peter’s Church, in Wellesbourne, is holding a Service of Remembrance and Hope at 6.30pm on Sunday.

In Shipston, the town council will be flying the Union flag at half-mast outside their offices in West Street.

On Monday, Shipston publican Baggie Saunders is giving people the opportunity to read a poem by their favourite war poet at the Horseshoe Inn, in Church Street, before the Lights Out vigil at 10pm.

WWII Prisoners of War

Veteran prisoners-of-war, who suffered at the hands of the Japanese during the Second World War, are returning to Stratford this weekend.

Each year, the Java Far Eastern Prisoners of War Club holds an annual dinner and memorial service in Stratford.

On Sunday morning, the deputy mayor, Cllr Tessa Bates will be attending the memorial service in the Garden of Remembrance at 11.45am. Most of the veterans are now in their 90s and one is 102.

Have we missed anything going on in the Stratford district? Let us know.

Send information and photos on how you’re marking the 100th anniversary to news@stratford-herald.com