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Medal for rescuing wounded under fire.

A soldier with family links to Killin was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

Pte C Cant , A&SH, was serving as a stretcher bearer when he received the award for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.

According to the citation, during seven days' operations he organised many parties to bring in wounded under heavy fire.

On one occasion, when the enemy was pressing forward in large numbers, he braved intense rifle and machine gun fire and picked up a badly wounded man, carrying him back to the C company lines where he dressed his wounds.

Pte Cant, who enlisted in August, 1915, had been in France for two years. The 24-year-old was son of the late Mr and Mrs John Cant, Burnside House, Cambusbarron. Before moving to Cambusbarron, Mr Cant was head gardener to the Marquis of Breadalbane at Kinniel House, Killin.

Pte Cant served his apprenticeship in Cambusbarron's village store and was working in the grocery department at Stirling Co-op, Friars , when he joined the Army.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Stirling Observer (Stirling, Scotland)
Date:Sep 14, 2018
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