SOLDIERS from Worcester who died in World War One are to be remembered with a new oak tree.

As part of Workers Memorial Day on Monday, April 28 members of Worcester Trades Union Council agreed to plant a tree in Gheluvelt Park to mark those who died in the conflict, which broke out 100 years ago.

The group’s secretary Bryn Griffiths said more people today are killed at work than in conflict.

“Whilst Workers Memorial Day is about remembering those who lost their lives at work, trade unions are committed to protecting the living.

“We need to do much more to educate and train workers and to press employers to carry out risk assessments and support employee safety representatives.”

The group is planning to obtain an oak tree from a supplier in the area and carry out a planting ceremony in October.