Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy.
Born: 3 September 1897, Bridgeport,
Conn. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 366, 1918.
Citation: For courageous
conduct while serving on board the U.S.S. May, 5 November 1917. Cann found
a leak in a flooded compartment and closed it at the peril of his life,
thereby unquestionably saving the ship.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)