Villagers in Doune turned out with flags to welcome home soldiers from the area who had been freed by the Germans.
Privates David Morrison and David McKay had been captured during the German’s 1918 spring offensive.
That had also been the fate of L/Cpl Arthur Logan, son of Mr Logan, head keeper, Blair Drummond.
He arrived home two days before the other two.
People in Doune were also pleased to learn about the Military Medal awarded to Pte William Young, son of Mr D Young, Moray Street, who was in his 20s and had been serving with Canadian forces.
He had emigrated to Canada before the war and had an elder brother who had also served in the military during the conflict.
His was the second Military Medal won by a native of Doune.
On leave in Doune was Pte James Morrison, Australian Forces, who was the son of the late Mr Peter Morrison, Mains Farm, Doune.
He had fought in Egypt, Dardanelles and France and served through almost the whole period of the war.
“It is a very fine record and his relatives and many friends have cause for gratitude that he has come through it all without a wound,” said the Observer.