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Stirling Observer - - FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY -

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.

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