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Name: Anthony Herbert William Wall
Military Cross (MC)
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 48
Victories: 16
Born: 17 June 1888
Place of Birth: London
Died: December 1989
Place of Death: Newton Abbott, Devon
 
 
From the 17th Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment, Anthony Herbert William Wall transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and was posted to 48 Squadron as an observer. He crewed Bristol Fighters with Australian ace Fred Holliday and scored 16 victories in 1917. Died at the age of 101.
 
Military Cross (MC)
Temp. Capt. Anthony Herbert William Wall, Midd'x R., and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. As an observer he has on several occasions assisted to bring down hostile machines. His coolness and accurate shooting have helped very largely in aerial combats.
 
 
Military Cross (MC) Bar
T./Capt. Anthony Herbert William Wall, M.C., Midd'x R., and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. By his initiative and skilful manoeuvring he led six hostile machines to an encounter with our own formation, during which five out of the six hostile machines were destroyed and driven down. He had been equally successful the day before in misleading hostile aircraft, and his originality and fearless example were of the greatest value to his squadron.
   (M.C. gazetted 18th July, 1917.)
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 06 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2a 1 EA (OOC) NE of Arras
2 23 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2a 1 Albatros D.III (DES) Vimy
3 23 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2a 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) 2 Vimy
4 24 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2a 1 Two-seater (DES) SE of Arras
5 24 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2a 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) 3 Cagnicourt
6 09 May 1917 0820 48 Bristol F.2b (A7108) 1 LVG C (DES) 4 Vitry-Noyelles
7 09 May 1917 1725 48 Bristol F.2b (A7108) 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) E of Vitry
8 09 May 1917 1730 48 Bristol F.2b (A7108) 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) E of Vitry
9 09 May 1917 1735 48 Bristol F.2b (A7108) 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) E of Vitry
10 11 May 1917 1605 48 Bristol F.2b (A7108) 1 Albatros D.III (DES) Fresnes
11 11 May 1917 1605 48 Bristol F.2b (A7108) 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) SW of Izel-le-Esquerchin
12 03 Jun 1917 1920 48 Bristol F.2b (A7108) 1 Albatros D.III (DES) Plouvain
13 14 Jun 1917 2015 48 Bristol F.2b (A7108) 1 Albatros D.III (DES) Arleux
14 14 Jun 1917 2020 48 Bristol F.2b (A7108) 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) Arleux
15 15 Jun 1917 1945 48 Bristol F.2b (A7108) 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) Etaing
16 03 Jul 1917 1840 48 Bristol F.2b (A7108) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Haucourt

1 Pilot Capt Frederick Holliday
2 Shared with Lt William Winkler & 2Lt Ernest Moore, Lt Roger Hay, 2Lt William Price & Lt Maurice Benjamin
3 Shared with Lt William Winkler & 2Lt Ernest Moore and Lt Roger Hay
4 Shared with 2Lt William Price & 2Lt Ernest Moore
 
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