1 W.A.G.S Gallantry Citations

 

The 1 W.A.G.S. MEMORIAL  pays tribute to those RAAF trainee airmen who through their courage, fortitude, keeness and devotion to duty were recognised with a Gallantry Citation.

To date there are 151+ 1 W.A.G. RAAF personnel listed who received a 'gallantry citation' during WW2. Twenty five were KILLED.

The major citations awarded were the D.F.C [Distinguished Flying Cross] and the D.F.M [Distinguished Flying Medal].

Awarded for "an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations against the enemy"

 

Distinguished Flying Cross Distinguished Flying Medal

 

Others were the G.M [George Medal], D.S.O [Distinguished Service Order], A.F.C [Air Force Cross], B.E.M [British Empire Medal], M.B.E [ Member of the Order of the British Empire], C.G.M [Conspicuous Gallantry Medal], A.F.M [Air Force Medal] and the M.C [Military Cross].

George MedalDistinguished Service OrderAir Force CrossBritish Empire MedalMember of the British EmpireConspicuous Gallantry MedalAir Force MedalMilitary Cross

 

Name
Service No.
Status
Rank
Operations
ALCOCK [DFC], Charles Raymond
417777
Discharged
Flying Officer
ANNELLS [DFC], Vernon Percy
417939
Discharged
Flying Officer
ASHURST [DFC], James
415752
Discharged
Flying Officer
BANKS [DFC], Ronald Rex
417443
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BARCLAY [DFC], Robert Montrose
400168
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BARKLA [DFC], Frank Maxwell
407924
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BARTLETT [DFM], Jocelyn Coyte
406801
Discharged
Flying Officer
BEAR [DFM], Ernest Lyall Minchin
427583
Discharged
Flying Officer
BLAKE [DFC], Frederick William
415499
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BOULTBEE [DFC], Anthony Peter
415500
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BOWERING [DFM], Rowland Dudley
429867
Discharged
Flying Officer
BROOK [DFC], Kenneth Richard
416165
Killed
Flying Officer
Aircraft shot down Cottesmore England
BROOKER [DFC], William Harry
407982
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BROWN [DFC], Colin Stuart
407819
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BROWN [DFM], William Haig
416948
Discharged
Flying Officer
BUCK [DFM], Edric Robert
415613
Discharged
Pilot Officer
BURNLEY [DFC], Bernard
407097
Killed (POW)
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle India
BURRILL [DFM], Keith Richard
408120
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
BYRNE [DFC], John Thomas
401203
Discharged
Flying Officer
CALLANDER [DFM], Frank Colson
409290
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
CAMPBELL [DFC], Colin Edward
406688
Discharged
Flying Officer
CARROLL [DFC], William Thomas
407098
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
CASEY [DFC], Gerard Gray
418251
Discharged
Flying Officer
CAVENAGH [DFC], Peter Grey
410451
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
CHADWICK-BATES [DFC], Arthur George Jackson
412480
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Germany
CLARK [DFC], Selwyn McKenzie
406004
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
CLARKSON [DFC], Ronald Victor
417805
Discharged
Flying Officer
CONCANNON [DFC], Alex John
417338
Discharged
Flying Officer
COPLEY [DFM], Erle Melville
406434
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
CROLL [DFC,DFM,KGCV], Alexander James
406774
Discharged
Warrant Officer
CROOK [DFC and Bar], Charles Thomas
408800
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
CURRAN [DFC], William Vincent
408567
Discharged
Flying Officer
CURRIE [DFC], George Donald
406830
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
CURRIE [MBE], Alister McGregor
407822
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
CUTHBERT [DFM], Darrell William
408167
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
DALY [DFC], James Leo
428300
Discharged
Flying Officer
DAWSON [DFC], Robert Joseph
415237
Discharged
Flying Officer
DENNIS [CGM], Kevin John
437121
Discharged
Warrant Officer
DENTON [DFC], Leslie Walter
415786
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
DONNER [DFM], William John
403026
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle target Leipzig Germany
DOWNTON [CGM], George Alban
401206
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
DRAKE-BROCKMAN [DFC], Thomas Charles
406564
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
Du BOULAY [BEM], Donald Houssemayne
427452
Discharged
Flying Officer
DUCAT [DFM], Aubrey Warne
406327
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
DUGGIN [DFC], Gilbert James
417462
Discharged
Flying Officer
DUNCAN [DFC], Arnold Maxwell Seymour
406473
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
DUPONT [DFM], Jaques
400114
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Bay of Biscay
EAST [DFM], Edwin Henry
401324
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
FALKLAND [DFC], Carl Anthony
400172
Discharged
Flying Officer
FINLAYSON [DFM], Alexander Douglass
408569
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle NW Europe
FLETCHER [DFC], Alan George
406592
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
FORD [DFM], Robert Edgar
404015
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
FRANCIS [DFM], Ronald William Thompson
416560
Discharged
Flying Officer
FRANKLIN [DFM], Mostyn Lloyd
406214
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
FULLER [DFC, DFM], Ronald Oliver
407149
Discharged
Squadron Leader
FYFE [DFC], Douglas Ferguson
408613
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
GALBRAITH [DFC], Ivan Ross
406593
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
GALVIN [DFC], Glenburne George
401208
Discharged (POW)
Flight Lieutenant
GEDDES [DFC], Henry Caine
427619
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GERICKE [DFM], Philip Kenneth Ross
417298
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Berlin Germany
GOODE [DFM], Ray Marston
407499
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. from the U.K Bay of Biscay.
GORDON [DFC], Ivor Montague
415782
Discharged
Flying Officer
GOWING [DFC], Geoffrey Alexander
402099
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
GRAETZ [MC], Raymond Arnold
417175
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
HANSEN [DFC], Edwin Harold
415648
Discharged
Flying Officer
HOCKING [DFC], Reginald Thomas
407291
Discharged (POW)
Flight Lieutenant
HOLGATE [DFC], Merrick Sadlier
400117
Discharged
Squadron Leader
HUNT [DFC], Gordon Herbert
415795
Discharged
Flying Officer
JONES [DFC], Dudley Herbert
401219
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
JONES [DFM], Evan Lindsay
407031
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
JONES [DFM], Arthur Edward Frederick
407103
Discharged (POW)
Flight Lieutenant
KELLY [Legion de'honneur], Malachi Denis
404143
Discharged
Warrant Officer
KEMP [DFC], Kenneth Kemble
428325
Discharged
Flying Officer
KENNEDY [DFC], Valford Patrick
402974
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
LADYMAN [DFC], Maxwell Edwin
427333
Discharged
Flying Officer
LARTER [DFC], James Arthur Glyn
427518
Discharged
Flying Officer
LAWSON [DFM], Lloyd George
401223
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
LAWTON [DFC and Bar], Ronald William
406599
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
LAWTON [DFC, DFM], Lindsay Hugh
407504
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
LEARMONTH [DFM], Hugh Douglas Haig
400879
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
LEIGHTON [DFC], Roy Smeaton
427337
Discharged
Flying Officer
LILLYWHITE [DFM], Richard James
416101
Discharged
Flying Officer
LINDSEY [DFM], Robert Collyer
406218
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. from Australia Timor
LOVELL [DFM], John Henry
408145
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops from the Uk. Target Genoa.
LYONS [DFM], Kenneth Marcus Denbigh
404752
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Air ops target Konigsberg Germany
MACRAE [DFM], Alexander William
401312
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
MALCOM [AFC], Arthur William Primrose
407206
Discharged
Flying Officer
MARTIN [DFC], Lawrence James
404152
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
MAXWELL [DFC], Ivan David
407947
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
MAY [DSO], Roy David
402204
Discharged
Squadron Leader
McCONNELL [DFM], Brian Alphonsus
412021
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Lost on operations over Surrey, England with 107 Sqd. RAF
McKERRACHER [DFM], Walter James
406099
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Accidentally killed flying with 45 SQD. RAF India
McMILLAN [DFC], Robert Peter
406220
Discharged
Flying Officer
McNEIL [DFC], Donald William
400678
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
McPHERSON [Legion D'honneur], Gerald Murray
430468
Discharged
Flying Officer
MEARES [DFC], Lindsay George
410286
Discharged
Flying Officer
MERRILL [DFC], Raymond Lewis
417395
Discharged
Flying Officer
MIDDLETON [DFM], Bertram John
408052
Killed
Pilot Officer
Killed in action [flying battle] Banka Island
MILLAR [DFC], Douglas Lachlan
402100
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
MILLER [DFM], William MacGregor
407988
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
MOON [DFC], James Myles
400059
Discharged
Squadron Leader
MOORE [DFC], James William
416597
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
NASH [DFM], James Alexander
410368
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. Jacquinot Bay New Britian
NATTRASS [DFM], Kevin Lewis
407989
Discharged
Flying Officer
OLDFIELD [DFM], Ernest Radcliffe
406221
Discharged (POW)
Flight Lieutenant
PADGETT [AFM], Norman Gunn
408148
Discharged
Flying Officer
PASCOE [DFC], Gregory Howard
412071
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
PATTEN [DFC], Evan Charles
409437
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. Target Dortmund Ems Canal
PERRIGNON [DFC], Theodore Francis
400567
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
PERRY [DFM], Geoffrey Arnold
427728
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
PETERS [DFM], Kenneth William McIntosh
407872
Discharged
Warrant Officer
PETHERICK [DFC], Kingsley Boyd
416281
Discharged
Flying Officer
PLUNKETT [BEM], John James
404216
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
POWELL [DFC], Leslie John
406873
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Air ops. From U.K
POYZER [DFM], Arthur Wallace
404468
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Over France
RADCLIFFE [DFC], John Edward Clarence
408931
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
RAFFERTY [DFC], Edward Hayes
408228
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
RICKETTS [DFC], Carlyle Raymond Stuart
402040
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
ROBB [DFM], John Allan
400127
Discharged
Group Captain
ROBERTS [DFC], Harold Frederick
418467
Discharged
Flying Officer
ROBLEY [DFC], Vernon John
417238
Discharged
Flying Officer
ROSE [DFC], Keith Donald
415184
Discharged
Pilot Officer
ROSS [DFM], Edwin John
407562
Killed
Pilot Officer
Killed in air ops. Binbrook Village UK
SANDERS [DFC, DFM], Alexander Moorna
407933
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
SAYER [DFM], Raymond Oliver
419058
Discharged
Warrant Officer
SCHULZ [DFM], Max Cecil
416398
Discharged
Flying Officer
SCOTT [DFC], John Warrington
417035
Discharged
Flying Officer
SCOTT [DFM], John Maxwell
404043
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Germany target Essen.
SEIDEL [DFM], Ronald Albert
407207
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
SEYMOUR [DFC], Lawrence Alfred
402208
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. near Rome Italy
SHEARDOWN [AFC], Charles Douglas
402213
Discharged
Squadron Leader
SIMMONS [DFM], Christopher Harold
406311
Discharged
Flying Officer
SIMPSON [DFC], John Conway
400558
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
SIMPSON [DFM, DFC], Thomas Drayton [Tammy]
408076
Discharged
Flying Officer
SMITH [DFM], Albert John
436046
Discharged
Flying Officer
SPAFFORD [DFM, DFC], Frederick Michael
407380
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. from the U.K target Dortmund-Ems Canal
SPERLING [DFC], Alan Percy
414325
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
STEELE [DFM], Jonathan George
400128
Discharged
Warrant Officer
STEVENS [DFC], Jack Lloyd
427566
Discharged
Flying Officer
STRICKLAND [DFC England, DFC United States], Alan Geoffrey
409334
Discharged
Pilot Officer
SULLIVAN [GM], Maurice Anthony
400359
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. From UK
TAYLOR [DFC], Alfred Allen
404306
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
THOMPSON [BEM], Ernest George
410106
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
THOMSON [DFM], Gordon
400573
Killed
Flying Officer
Non-operational flight Machens Beach near Cairns aerodrome QLD. Australia
TILLER [DFM], Henry Stanley
417677
Discharged (POW)
Flying Officer
TREACY [DFM], Bazil Meenan
415095
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
TURNER [DFM], Brian Porter
417250
Discharged
Warrant Officer
WEBSTER [GM], Noel Wilson
270847
Discharged
Squadron Leader
WILKINSON [DFC], John Hudson [Jock]
400444
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Killed in action flying battle NW Europe
WILLIAMS [DFC], Graham Frederick
404153
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
WILSON [DFC], Felix Edward
400576
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
WOOD [DFC], Rossmore Gordon
406157
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
WOODS [DFC], Thomas Watson
410190
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
WRIGHT [DFC], Thomas Dewey
404310
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
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