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Name: Walter Macfarlane Carlaw
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: Scotland
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 70
Victories: 12
Born: 08 March 1899
Place of Birth: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
The son of Walter and Jeannie Carlaw of Glasgow, Walter Macfarlane Carlaw, joined the Royal Flying Corps in May 1917. In January 1918, he was posted to 70 Squadron and scored twelve victories flying Sopwith Camels in France. He left the Royal Air Force in January 1919, returned to Glasgow and pursued a successful career as a mechanical engineer. He returned to uniform with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve during World War II.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. (A./Capt.) Walter Macfarlane Carlaw. (FRANCE)
   A bold and skilful fighter who has accounted for five enemy machines—two in one engagement, which occurred on 31st July.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 11 Mar 1918 1230 70 Sopwith Camel Balloon (DES) 1 Menin
2 12 Mar 1918 1300 70 Sopwith Camel (B7473) Albatros D.V (OOC) NW of Gheluwe
3 29 Jul 1918 1915 70 Sopwith Camel (D9442) Fokker D.VII (DES) E of Armentières
4 31 Jul 1918 1745 70 Sopwith Camel (D9442) Fokker D.VII (DES) Wervicq
5 31 Jul 1918 1745 70 Sopwith Camel (D9442) Fokker D.VII (OOC) N of Menin
6 19 Aug 1918 1950 70 Sopwith Camel (D9442) Fokker D.VII (DES) Warneton-Comines
7 28 Sep 1918 1150 70 Sopwith Camel (B7162) Fokker D.VII (DES) NE of Gheluwe
8 03 Oct 1918 1710 70 Sopwith Camel (B7176) Fokker D.VII (DES) E of Roulers
9 03 Oct 1918 1710 70 Sopwith Camel (B7176) Fokker D.VII (DES) Roulers
10 07 Oct 1918 0845 70 Sopwith Camel (B7162) Fokker D.VII (DES) Lichtervelde
11 07 Oct 1918 0845 70 Sopwith Camel (B7162) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Lichtervelde
12 14 Oct 1918 1425 70 Sopwith Camel (N7883) Fokker D.VII (OOC) SE of Roulers

1 Shared with Capt Frank Quigley, 2Lt Alfred Koch, Lt Kenneth Seth-Smith
 
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