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Name: Wallace Alexander Smart
Country: Scotland
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 1
Victories: 5
Born: 07 January 1898
Place of Birth: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died: 23 December 1943
Place of Death: Radyr, Glamorgan, Wales
The son of Alexander and Elizabeth Smart, Wallace Alexander Smart served with the Royal Engineers before he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps. Cadet Smart was promoted to temp. 2nd Lieutenant (on probation) on 26 September 1917. He was confirmed in rank on 9 January 1918. Posted to 1 Squadron in France on 10 April 1918, he scored 5 victories flying the S.E.5a. Lt. Smart was transferred to the unemployed list on 11 January 1919.

WO 339/112172
British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 31 May 1918 0850 1 S.E.5a (C1092) Albatros D.V (OOC) Dranoutre
2 01 Jun 1918 1940 1 S.E.5a (C1092) Pfalz D.III (OOC) 1 Armentières
3 01 Jul 1918 0805 1 S.E.5a (C1092) Halberstadt C (DESF) 2 Messines
4 01 Oct 1918 1710 1 S.E.5a (D6973) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 3 NE of St. Quentin
5 29 Oct 1918 1420 1 S.E.5a (D6973) Fokker D.VII (DESF) Landrecies

1 Shared with Capt Charles Lavers, Lt L W Mawbey (B130), Lt E M Newman (C1101), Lt Ernest Kelly, Lt Harold Kullberg, Capt Percy Clayson, Lt C B Henderson (C1849), Lt Duerson Knight, 2Lt H S Hennessey (D377)
2 Shared with Lt Harold Kullberg, Lt John Bateman
3 Shared with Capt Charles Lavers, Lt Basil Moody, Lt F M Squires (E6009), Lt F A S Nesbitt (B7881), Lt Boyd (C9065), Lt Douglas Cameron, Lt L H Phinney (D6951), Capt W Pallister (F5473), Lt W Newby (E1353), Lt C W Arning (E4023), 2Lt W Joffe (B8427), Lt Dickinson (C1812)
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