THE roll call to remember the servicemen who lost their lives in the First World War has continued on the steps of York Crown Court.

Yesterday’s was the 16th in a series of readings of names listed in The King’s Book of York Heroes, which is housed in York Minster. They will continue until the centenary of the Armistice.

At 11am, 61 names were read out by the High Sheriff, Christopher Legard, Judge Andrew Stubbs QC and Judge Simon Hickey QC.

Mr Legard said: “I think this is a wonderful idea. Personally I find it incredibly moving. It’s only right that we should keep remembering.

“It’s going to get harder and harder and hopefully we won’t lose touch with the sacrifices that were made.

“Maybe we should do this every year.”

The casualties read out yesterday dated from October 10, 1917, when 34-year-old Pte Charles Hodgson Kay died, to November 22, 2017, when Pte Arthur Bycroft, 25, was killed.