Relatives of a soldier who died 100 years ago are being sought ahead of an event to commemorate him.

Gunner James Motherwell died from his injuries after returning from war at the age of 32 on October 18, 1916.

The soldier served with the 51st Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery and was married to Jane Motherwell.

According to official records form the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, he most likely died of his injuries or disease on returning from World War I.

The organisation is planning to reinstate the soldier’s headstone at his grave in Sighthill cemetery on the day which marks 100 years since his death- Tuesday October 18.

Ahead of the event, staff have appealed for any relatives of the soldier to get in touch as they have been so far unable to find anyone.

Sam Daynes, a spokeswoman for the CWGC said: “On the centenary of Gunner James Motherwell’s death, we would love to hear from anyone who has more information about him, whether this be from family members or a local historical group.

“We are very pleased to be able to re-erect James’ headstone on his grave, but it would be wonderful to find out more information on him and any photographs.

“Although the CWGC is mainly known for maintaining and looking after more than 1.7million graves and memorials around the world of those who fought in both world wars, we also want to be able to share the stories of all those who sacrificed their lives for us, so everyone can remember them for the brave people they were.”

The organisation are erecting 85 headstones at the cemetery in the north east of the city over the next month.

Around 100 stones were originally taken out of the graveyard in the 1950s after it fell into disrepair and could no longer be maintained.

Since Glasgow City Council carried out improvement work, the Commission are now able to go back and erect the stones more than 60 years after they were taken away.

In the 60 years since their removal, the fallen soldiers buried at Sighthill have been commemorated at Dalziel cemetery.

They want to put new stones down to mark the graves of men who gave their lives during both world wars.

On October 18 they will also put down new headstones for two brothers who both died within four months of each other and are buried in the same cemetery as Gunner James Motherwell.

Alexander Wyper, aged 22, Writer 3rd, Royal Navy, HMS Gunner, died on May 15, 1918 and his older brother, John, Able Seaman, Royal Navy, died on December 20, 1916.

The pair were the sons of William and Isabella Wyper of 12 Edgefauld Road in Sprinburn.