A soldier from a family which emigrated from Doune was back in the village to visit acquaintances.
Pte Kenneth McColl, Canadian Field Artillery, was the only surviving brother from three who had been serving in the forces. His two brothers had been killed some time earlier.
Pte McColl was a native of Doune and it was from there his family had left to settle in Canada.
The Observer said it was “natural and fitting that he should receive a