THE names of 62 York servicemen who died in late 1917 and early 1918 have been read out today in the garden of the city's Merchant Adventurers' Hall.

The readings were given by three members of the Company of Merchant Adventurers, clerk Captain Stephen Upright, governor Tim Marks and Major General Murray Naylor.

The names were all listed in The King’s Book Of York Heroes at York Minster, which features the names, biographies and photographs of 1,471 York men and women killed in service during the conflict.

There are daily public readings across the city during the six weeks running up to Sunday November 11, when the final 20 names will be read out to mark the centenary of the Armistice.

The casualties whose names were read out today dated from November 1917 to March 1918.