A DISTINGUISHED Royal Engineer who was killed in action in World War One is being honoured once more with a memorial service in his memory in Stirling later this month.

Local dignitaries will be joined by Royal Engineers from across Scotland, including 71 Engineer Regiment and 39 Engineer Regiment to pay tribute to Royal Engineer Lieutenant Maurice Mowbray, MC, from Stirling.

Lt Maurice Mowbray was awarded the prestigious Military Cross in 1916 for his actions while consolidating a mine crater blown three days previously.

Described as "fearless and very capable" by his Commanding Officer, Lt Mowbray was subsequently killed in action in Hooge, near Ypres, in Belgium on 23 August 1917.

The service will take place at 11am on Wednesday, August 23, at the Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church, Stirling.

It is open to the public and all are welcome.