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WALKER, 2/Lieutenant Henry Edward M.C. D.F.C.

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The Military Cross was instituted as a Decoration on December 28th, 1914, to reward Distinguished Services rendered by Officers of certain ranks in the army in time of war. Bars may be added for additional acts of gallantry. Since August 1st, 1918, it has, like the D.S.O., been awarded for "services in action" only.

WALKER, 2/Lieutenant Henry Edward ... ... ... ... ... R.A.F.

KEFR SABA DIER BALLUT, 19th March to 10th April, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during many flights and encounters in the air, when often single-handed he was most successful in bringing down enemy machines, and invariably displayed the utmost skill and resolution. He has been engaged in 14 combats, which have either been decisive or have resulted in enemy aircraft being driven down to a low height, and he has on occasions gone up as many as five times in one day.

The Distinguished Flying Cross is awarded to Officers and Warrant Officers for acts of gallantry when flying in active operations against the enemy. Bars may be added for additional acts of gallantry.

WALKER, Capt. Henry Edward, M. C. ... ... 11th Squadron, R.A.F.

EGYPT, 16th September, 1918. A gallant and courageous officer who has served continuously on the front for twelve months, during which period he has shot down several enemy machines. Throughout recent operations his bombing has been exceptionally accurate, a large percentage of direct hits on transport, etc., being obtained. [762920


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