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Name: Alexander Walker Merchant
Country: Scotland
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 48
Victories: 8
Born: 27 April 1894
Place of Birth: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
Alexander Walker Merchant joined the army in August 1915 and transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in April 1917. He scored 8 victories as an observer with 48 Squadron before being wounded whilst flying with Keith Park on 24 July 1917.

1901 residence was Islington, London.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 27 May 1917 1945 48 Bristol F.2b (A7119) 1 Albatros D.III (DES) SW of Douai
2 27 May 1917 1945 48 Bristol F.2b (A7119) 1 Two-seater (OOC) SW of Douai
3 03 Jun 1917 1050 48 Bristol F.2b (A7112) 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) E of Douai
4 18 Jun 1917 1430 48 Bristol F.2b (A7102) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) S of Rumaucourt
5 29 Jun 1917 2000 48 Bristol F.2b (A7118) 2 Albatros D.III (OOC) Brebières
6 06 Jul 1917 0930 48 Bristol F.2b (A7118) 2 Albatros D.V (DES) E of Cambrai
7 13 Jul 1917 0915 48 Bristol F.2b (A7106) 3 Albatros D.III (OOC) Slype
8 24 Jul 1917 1740 48 Bristol F.2b (A7176) 4 Albatros D.III (OOC) Near Ravensyde

1 Pilot Lt Thomas Middleton
2 Pilot Lt Owen Scholte
3 Pilot Lt Robert Coath
4 Pilot Lt Keith Park
 
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