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Name: Carrick Stewart Paul
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: New Zealand
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Australian Flying Corps
Units: 1 (AFC)
Victories: 5
Born: 05 February 1893
Place of Birth: Thames, Waikato, New Zealand
Died: 22 January 1919
Place of Death: Died at sea
Memorial: Chatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt
 
 
The son of Carrick and Kathleen Paul, Carrick Stewart Paul was a surveyor's assistant in Sidney when he joined the 6th Light Horse at Rose Hill on 24 September 1914. On 13 July 1915, he was wounded in the foot at Gallipoli and after rejoining his regiment, he was wounded in the shoulder during an action near the Suez Canal on 4 August 1916. Paul transferred to the Australian Flying Corps in 1917 and after training, he was posted to 1 Squadron in Palestine on 28 January 1918. With this unit, he scored five victories flying the Bristol Fighter in the spring and summer of 1918. Sailing for New Zealand in January 1919, Paul was lost at sea when he fell overboard.
 
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 Nablus
2 23 May 1918 0715 1 (AFC) Bristol Fighter (C4627) 1 Albatros D.V Nablus
3 13 Jun 1918 0430 1 (AFC) Bristol Fighter (C4627) 1 Rumpler C N of Nablus
4 28 Jul 1918 1200 1 (AFC) Bristol Fighter (C4627) 1 Rumpler C 2 NW of Wadi Farah
5 16 Aug 1918 0830 1 (AFC) Bristol Fighter (C4627) 1 Rumpler C Kefr Kaddum

1 Observer Lt William Weir
2 Shared with Capt Allan Brown & Lt Garfield Finlay
 
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