Churchgoers are on the hunt for the family of a fallen World War One pilot they are organising a commemoration for.

2nd Lieutenant Peter Francis Kent was killed aged just 19 while flying over Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in France on February 6, 1918.

Lt Kent served in the No 3 Squadron Royal Flying Corps and was flying a C1552 Sopwith Camel when it was shot down.

The St John the Baptist Church in Aldenham will commemorating the centenary of Lt Kent’s death, and are searching for his relatives so that they can join in the event.

The memorial will be held in the church on Sunday, February 11 and will be

Already attending are Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire Robert VossHertsmere MP Oliver Dowden, RAF musicians, a party from Lt Kent’s No 3 Squadron and Air Commodore Hugh Trenchard.

The is a plaque commemorating Lt Kent is based at the church along with a plaque remembering the three bell-ringers who lost their lives and a bigger one naming every man from Aldenham who died.

After the war Lord Knutsford put up a marble plaque outside each house of a fallen soldier to remember them, although as people have moved house, some plaques have been taken down.

Church volunteer Stan Robinson said: “I have an air-force background and so I wanted to see if we could do something to find Peter’s family.

“We think his family were well-to-do before the war, but were overcome with the loss of their son, and may have lost another son to the war and so moved away from Aldenham.

“It would be a fantastic result if we can find relatives of Peter - to attest that even after one hundred years, we will never forget the sacrifice he and thousands like him gave.

“It would be lovely to give the family members a chance to join us to remember him.

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