A stonemason has devoted more than 20 hours to restore the Twickenham graves of two brothers who gave their lives in battle in World War I.

Infantryman John Blackman, who died in 1916 aged 23, shares a grave in Twickenham Cemetery with Bombardier brother George, who lost his life three years later aged 29, but neither has any surviving relatives and the graves had fallen into disrepair.

Craft stonemason of 27 years Neil Relf felt compelled to use his skills to restore the memorial to properly honour the fallen brothers, and did so at his own cost.

The 46-year-old said: "I’m delighted with how the memorial of the Blackman brothers has turned out - it’s beautiful.

"This is my way of remembering two brothers whose lives were cut so tragically short."