COMIC book author Mark Millar is among the relatives of a Scots soldier commemorating his life 100 years after his death.

Corporal Peter O’Hare, from Coatbridge, was one of 14 men from the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Regiment who lost their lives near Clary on October 9 1918.

The Coatbridge author will lay a wreath in his Lanarkshire home town while at the same time, relatives attend a service in a French village for the soldier who was 21 when he died.

Millar, who sold his comic empire Millarworld to the streaming giant Nextflix last year, said: “His story is 100 years old and many details lost in the mists of time, but our family recently received the very sad, homesick letters he sent to our grandmother when he was serving in France and it gives an insight into how young he was.”

He added: “I hope to see our cousins at the cenotaph where his name has been displayed all these years.

“We’ll take pictures for our cousins in New Zealand, England and Canada of course.

“But this is a tremendous honour for all his living relatives.”