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Walter Alister KIRK

Regimental number61
Place of birthBelfast Ireland
ReligionProtestant
OccupationMotor engineer
Addressc/o Davies and Feehon Motors Ltd., Hunter Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Robt. Kirk, 'The Pines,' Newtonreda, Belfast, Ireland
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board TRANSPORT A15 Star Of England on 24 September 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Flying Cross


Refers July 1918.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateDischarged 25 February 1919
Medals

DFC

'During the months of June and July these Officrs (Captain Smith and Lieutenant Kirk) accounted for two enemy machines, and they have been conspicuous for gallantry and initiative in attacking ground targets, frequently at very low altitudes. The keeness and fine example set by these officers cannot be over-estimated.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

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