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Name: William James Alexander Weir
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: Australia
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Australian Flying Corps
Unit: 1 (AFC)
Victories: 6
Born: 04 April 1891
Place of Birth: Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
The son of Alexander and Sarah Weir, William James Alexander Weir, a plantation overseer, served in the Fiji Rifles for 10 months before he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 24 September 1914. In 1918, he scored six victories as a Brisfit pilot with 1 Squadron (AFC).
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. Carrick Stewart Paul (Australian F.C.). (EGYPT)
Lieut. William James Alexander Weir (Australian L.H. and Australian F.C.). (EGYPT)
   Lieutenant Paul is a gallant and skilful Pilot, who has been very ably assisted by his Observer, Lieutenant Weir. These officers have shown great initiative in attacking ground objectives on numerous occasions, notably on 14th August, when, in face of intense hostile fire, they, at a very low altitude, attacked bodies of enemy cavalry, causing heavy casualties. They have also displayed great courage and skill in air combats, having destroyed four enemy aircraft.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 23 May 1918 0700 1 (AFC) Bristol Fighter (C4627) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Nablus
2 23 May 1918 0715 1 (AFC) Bristol Fighter (C4627) 1 Albatros D.V (FTL/DES) Nablus
3 29 May 1918 0815 1 (AFC) Bristol Fighter (B1280) 1 Two-seater (DES) 2 Nablus
4 13 Jun 1918 0430 1 (AFC) Bristol Fighter (C4627) 1 Rumpler C (DES) N of Nablus
5 28 Jul 1918 1200 1 (AFC) Bristol Fighter (C4627) 1 Rumpler C (FTL/DES) 3 N of Wadi Farah
6 16 Aug 1918 0830 1 (AFC) Bristol Fighter (C4627) 1 Rumpler C (DES) Kefr Kaddum

1 Pilot Lt Carrick Paul
2 Shared with Lt George Peters & Lt James Traill
3 Shared with Capt Allan Brown & Lt Garfield Finlay
 
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