Hugh Wray McCann was a science editor for The Detroit News with an interest in both world wars.
1928 – born 28 March in Kilkeel, County Down, Ireland
1946 – aged 18 spent 5 years in Johannesburg, South Africa, as a draughtsman
1951 – moved to the USA where he joined the USA Army and served in Korea
1967 – shared Pulitzer Prize for Detroit Free Press coverage of the Detroit Race Riots and awarded an Emmy for 6 Days in July
2014 – died 13 June
Books on WW1 Africa
Utmost Fish (1965) – on the Lake Tanganyika Expedition