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Name: John Wilson Wallwork
Military Cross (MC)
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 40
Victories: 5
Born: 1898
Place of Birth: Radcliffe, Lancashire
Died: 18 December 1922
Place of Death:  
The son of James and Marian Stuart Wallwork, John Wilson Wallwork scored 5 victories with the S.E.5a whilst serving with 40 Squadron. He died of injuries.
Military Cross (MC)
Lt. John Wilson Wallwork, R.A.F.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During recent operations he participated in many offensive low-flying and bombing attacks, and carried them out with great courage and determination. From very low altitudes he bombed enemy troops and transport, inflicting heavy casualties. He caused, while on offensive patrol, more than one enemy machine to crash, and brought down others out of control. He set a magnificent example of courage and skill.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 06 Mar 1918 1620 40 S.E.5a (C1068) Albatros D.V (DES) NW of Lens
2 09 Mar 1918 1155 40 S.E.5a (C1068) Albatros D.V (OOC) S of Pont a Vendin
3 09 Mar 1918 1615 40 S.E.5a (C1068) Albatros D.V (OOC) Henin-Lietard
4 24 Mar 1918 1030 40 S.E.5a (C1068) Fokker DR.I (OOC) Croiselles
5 12 Apr 1918 1730 40 S.E.5a (D3510) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Bethune
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