Son of Frank McCann, 7 Ardgowan Street, Port Glasgow. Husband of Catherine Boyle McCann, 5 Pottery Street, Greenock. Had two brothers; James & Bob. One sister Mary. Was the father of 5 children.
Embodied 19th September 1914. Embarked with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force on 1st June 1915.
Treated at Kaar-Al-Aimi Hospital for GSW to head on 12th July 1915. Recieved a shrapnel wound to shoulder on 24th October 1915. Treated for Septic sores on 6th August 1916 and Influenza on the 30th May 1917 before joining the British Expeditionary Force on the 7th May 1918. Was also treated for Pyrexia. Home leave. Rejoined battalion on 24th July 1918. Buried at isolated trench outside Beugneux 10 miles before being reinterred at Raperie British Cemetery, Villemontoire, France, Grave Reference X. E. 10.