Memorial stone to Pte Henry May
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'Hail of bullets' soldier's bravery commemorated

A ceremony has been held in Glasgow to commemorate a World War One soldier who braved a hail of bullets to save his comrades.

Pte Henry May was a reservist with The Cameronians when he risked his life to rescue a soldier and then his platoon commander at La Boutillerie, in France, on 22 October 1914.

A paving stone was also laid outside the People's Palace in memory of Pte May, who was awarded the Victoria Cross in 1915.

BBC Scotland's Suzanne Allan reports.

  • 22 Oct 2014