Cann, Tedford H.

Cann, Tedford H.

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Ensign USNRF, (1896- ?? )

Tedford H. Cann was born on 3 September 1896. He served in the Navy's Reserve Force during World War I, initially as a seaman. On 5 November 1917, while he was a member of the crew of the patrol vessel May (SP-164), Seaman Cann courageously worked in a flooded compartment, locating and closing a leak that endangered his ship. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for this act.


In April 1918, Cann was commissioned as an Ensign in the Reserve Force, continuing to serve in USS May into July. He spent the rest of World War I as an officer in USS Noma (SP-131) and apparently left the service shortly after the conflict's end.


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