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Name: Walter Alister Kirk
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: Australia
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Australian Flying Corps
Units: 1 (AFC)
Victories: 7
Born: 06 August 1887
Place of Birth: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: 06 June 1961
Place of Death: Orange, New South Wales
 
 
Walter Alister Kirk joined the 2nd Australian Light Horse in August 1914 and transferred to the Australian Flying Corps in October 1917. In 1918, as an observer on Bristol Fighters, he often flew with Ross Smith. By the end of the war, Kirk scored 7 victories. During World War II, he served as a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Air Force.

Listed as Walker Alister Kirk in Supplement of the London Gazette, 8 February 1919 (2046).

 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Capt. Ross Macpherson Smith, M.C. (Australian L.H. and Australian F.C.). (EGYPT)
Lt. Walker Alister Kirk (Australian F.C.). (EGYPT)
   During the months of June and July these officers [Kirk and his pilot, Capt. Ross Smith] accounted for two enemy machines, and they have been conspicuous for gallantry and initiative in attacking ground targets, frequently at very low altitudes. The keenness and fine example set by these officers cannot be over-estimated.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 27 Mar 1918 0745 1 (AFC) Bristol F.2b 1 AEG C (FTL/DES) Amman
2 27 Mar 1918 0800 1 (AFC) Bristol F.2b 1 AEG C (FTL/DES) Amman
3 22 May 1918 0645 1 (AFC) Bristol F.2b (B1299) 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) N of Nablus
4 11 Jun 1918 0615 1 (AFC) Bristol F.2b (B1299) 2 Rumpler C (FTL/DES) 3 N of Tul Keram
5 19 Jun 1918 0605 1 (AFC) Bristol F.2b (B1299) 2 Rumpler C (FTL/DES) Jericho-Damie
6 17 Jul 1918 0640 1 (AFC) Bristol F.2b (B1299) 2 Albatros D.V (DES) Wadi el Auja
7 17 Jul 1918 0640 1 (AFC) Bristol F.2b (B1299) 2 Albatros D.V (DES) Wadi el Auja

1 Pilot Eustace Headlam
2 Pilot Ross Smith
3 Shared with Lt E G C Stooke & Lt L P Kreig (B1226)
 
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