Another innovation for marking the centenary of the end of the First World War has been unveiled in Rhyl.

A plastic cenotaph, featuring the names of each of the town’s 196 war dead, will make the rounds to churches, businesses and events in Rhyl leading up to November 11.

The portable Rhyl Roll of Honour has been compiled by Royal British Legion (RBL) Poppy Appeal organiser Richard Kendrick from three different, incomplete lists on the town’s cenotaphs and the Flintshire Registry.

Mr Kendrick said: “Not everyone can get to the cenotaph, so we’re bringing it to them. I was shocked to find out that a lot of people don’t even know where the cenotaphs and memorial gardens are or that we have them.

“Passers-by might find out they have an ancestor they didn’t know about who died in the war, and it could encourage them to do some digging and learn more.

“The hope is that if we bring it to big events like the Rhyl Air Show, to churches like St Ann’s or St Thomas’ or even to businesses for a day or two at a time, more people will take notice.”

The lightweight memorial list is printed on a compound plastic material by Rhuddlan’s System One Signs and is about two metres high.

The Journal reported last week of an outpouring of support for another campaign spearheaded by the volunteer, following an act vandalism that beheaded a silent soldier memorial prompting Rhyl chainsaw artist Ian Murray to step in with a wooden silhouette in less than 48 hours.

Plans are under way for the addition of a steel silhouette and a plastic replacement to join Mr Murray’s creation.

In response to another campaign organised by Mr Kendrick – which has seen more than 200 towns across the UK seek his plans for plastic poppies for individual soldiers – RBL volunteer Christine Walden is in talks to adopt the idea for towns in Spain.