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 - Unit / Squadron
ALCOCK [DFC], Charles Raymond
417777
Discharged
Flying Officer
ACOS Hereford
ANNELLS [DFC], Vernon Percy
417939
Discharged
Flying Officer
43 BASE
ASHURST [DFC], James
415752
Discharged
Flying Officer
466 SQN
BANKS [DFC], Ronald Rex
417443
Discharged
Warrant Officer
ACAC
BARCLAY [DFC], Robert Montrose
400168
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
3 RFU
BARKLA [DFC], Frank Maxwell
407924
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
462 SQN
BARTLETT [DFM], Jocelyn Coyte
406801
Discharged
Flying Officer
AGS
BEAR [DFM], Ernest Lyall Minchin
427583
Discharged
Flying Officer
625 SQN
BLAKE [DFC], Frederick William
415499
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
466 SQN
BOULTBEE [DFC], Anthony Peter
415500
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
38 SQN
BOWERING [DFM], Rowland Dudley
429867
Discharged
Flying Officer
ACAC
BROOK [DFC], Kenneth Richard
416165
Killed
Flying Officer
Aircraft shot down Cottesmore England - 51 SQN
BROOKER [DFC], William Harry
407982
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
9 ACHU
BROWN [DFC], Colin Stuart
407819
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
11 SQN
BROWN [DFM], William Haig
416948
Discharged
Flying Officer
S/A HQ
BUCK [DFM], Edric Robert
415613
Discharged
Pilot Officer
291 SQN
BURNLEY [DFC], Bernard
407097
Killed (POW)
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle India - 11 SQN
BURRILL [DFM], Keith Richard
408120
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
21 SQN
BYRNE [DFC], John Thomas
401203
Discharged
Flying Officer
25 SQN
CALLANDER [DFM], Frank Colson
409290
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
4 OTU
CAMPBELL [DFC], Colin Edward
406688
Discharged
Flying Officer
466 SQN
CARROLL [DFC], William Thomas
407098
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
AGSch
CASEY [DFC], Gerard Gray
418251
Discharged
Flying Officer
10 SQN
CAVENAGH [DFC], Peter Grey
410451
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
ACAC
CHADWICK-BATES [DFC], Arthur George Jackson
412480
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Germany - 460 SQN
CLARK [DFC], Selwyn McKenzie
406004
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
85 SQN
CLARKSON [DFC], Ronald Victor
417805
Discharged
Flying Officer
30 OTU
CONCANNON [DFC], Alex John
417338
Discharged
Flying Officer
21 OTU
COPLEY [DFM], Erle Melville
406434
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
7 COM
CROLL [DFC,DFM,KGCV], Alexander James
406774
Discharged
Warrant Officer
29 OTU
CROOK [DFC and Bar], Charles Thomas
408800
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
14 ACHU
CURRAN [DFC], William Vincent
408567
Discharged
Flying Officer
460 SQN
CURRIE [DFC], George Donald
406830
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
Cen G Sch
CURRIE [MBE], Alister McGregor
407822
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
12 SQN
CUTHBERT [DFM], Darrell William
408167
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
6 Rec Cent
DALY [DFC], James Leo
428300
Discharged
Flying Officer
Lav
DAWSON [DFC], Robert Joseph
415237
Discharged
Flying Officer
RAF Gamston
DENNIS [CGM], Kevin John
437121
Discharged
Warrant Officer
462 SQN RAAF
DENTON [DFC], Leslie Walter
415786
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
460 SQN
DONNER [DFM], William John
403026
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle target Leipzig Germany - 156 SQN
DOWNTON [CGM], George Alban
401206
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
1437 Strat
DRAKE-BROCKMAN [DFC], Thomas Charles
406564
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
9 ACHU
Du BOULAY [BEM], Donald Houssemayne
427452
Discharged
Flying Officer
149 SQN
DUCAT [DFM], Aubrey Warne
406327
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
7 OTU
DUGGIN [DFC], Gilbert James
417462
Discharged
Flying Officer
29 ACAC Group
DUNCAN [DFC], Arnold Maxwell Seymour
406473
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
Pearce
DUPONT [DFM], Jaques
400114
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Bay of Biscay - 461 SQN
EAST [DFM], Edwin Henry
401324
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
23 SQN
FALKLAND [DFC], Carl Anthony
400172
Discharged
Flying Officer
5 OTU
FINLAYSON [DFM], Alexander Douglass
408569
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle NW Europe - 199 SQN
FLETCHER [DFC], Alan George
406592
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
HQ MAAF
FORD [DFM], Robert Edgar
404015
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
681 SQN
FRANCIS [DFM], Ronald William Thompson
416560
Discharged
Flying Officer
113 ASRF
FRANKLIN [DFM], Mostyn Lloyd
406214
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
12 SQN
FULLER [DFC, DFM], Ronald Oliver
407149
Discharged
Squadron Leader
CGSch
FYFE [DFC], Douglas Ferguson
408613
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
Sch of Admin
GALBRAITH [DFC], Ivan Ross
406593
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
91 GRP
GALVIN [DFC], Glenburne George
401208
Discharged (POW)
Flight Lieutenant
35 SQN
GEDDES [DFC], Henry Caine
427619
Discharged
Warrant Officer
AF HQ
GERICKE [DFM], Philip Kenneth Ross
417298
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Berlin Germany - 15 SQN
GOODE [DFM], Ray Marston
407499
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. from the U.K Bay of Biscay. - 461 SQN
GORDON [DFC], Ivor Montague
415782
Discharged
Flying Officer
RAF Dallachy
GOWING [DFC], Geoffrey Alexander
402099
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
7 OTU
GRAETZ [MC], Raymond Arnold
417175
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
CGSch
HANSEN [DFC], Edwin Harold
415648
Discharged
Flying Officer
1654 COM
HOCKING [DFC], Reginald Thomas
407291
Discharged (POW)
Flight Lieutenant
159 SQN
HOLGATE [DFC], Merrick Sadlier
400117
Discharged
Squadron Leader
1661 Com. Unit
HUNT [DFC], Gordon Herbert
415795
Discharged
Flying Officer
582 SQN
JONES [DFC], Dudley Herbert
401219
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
6 SQN
JONES [DFM], Evan Lindsay
407031
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
4 TTSch
JONES [DFM], Arthur Edward Frederick
407103
Discharged (POW)
Flight Lieutenant
21 OTU
KELLY [Legion de'honneur], Malachi Denis
404143
Discharged
Warrant Officer
Bradfield Prk
KEMP [DFC], Kenneth Kemble
428325
Discharged
Flying Officer
ACAC
KENNEDY [DFC], Valford Patrick
402974
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
3 AOSch
LADYMAN [DFC], Maxwell Edwin
427333
Discharged
Flying Officer
ACAC
LARTER [DFC], James Arthur Glyn
427518
Discharged
Flying Officer
1662 Conv
LAWSON [DFM], Lloyd George
401223
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
37 SQN
LAWTON [DFC and Bar], Ronald William
406599
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
460 SQN
LAWTON [DFC, DFM], Lindsay Hugh
407504
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
156 SQN
LEARMONTH [DFM], Hugh Douglas Haig
400879
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
HQ NW/A
LEIGHTON [DFC], Roy Smeaton
427337
Discharged
Flying Officer
27 OTU
LILLYWHITE [DFM], Richard James
416101
Discharged
Flying Officer
5 COM
LINDSEY [DFM], Robert Collyer
406218
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. from Australia Timor - 2 SQN
LOVELL [DFM], John Henry
408145
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops from the Uk. Target Genoa. - 207 SQN
LYONS [DFM], Kenneth Marcus Denbigh
404752
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Air ops target Konigsberg Germany - 463 SQN
MACRAE [DFM], Alexander William
401312
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
21 SQN
MALCOM [AFC], Arthur William Primrose
407206
Discharged
Flying Officer
Laverton
MARTIN [DFC], Lawrence James
404152
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
7 OTU
MARTIN [DFC], Keith Alexander
418140
Discharged
Wing Commander
HEADQUARTERS OPERATIONAL COMMAND
MAXWELL [DFC], Ivan David
407947
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
AGS
MAY [DSO], Roy David
402204
Discharged
Squadron Leader
BPO ACSEA
McCONNELL [DFM], Brian Alphonsus
412021
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Lost on operations over Surrey, England with 107 Sqd. RAF - 107 SQN
McKERRACHER [DFM], Walter James
406099
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Accidentally killed flying with 45 SQD. RAF India - 22 APC
McMILLAN [DFC], Robert Peter
406220
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 PHU
McNEIL [DFC], Donald William
400678
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
232 W
McPHERSON [Legion D'honneur], Gerald Murray
430468
Discharged
Flying Officer
186 SQN
MEARES [DFC], Lindsay George
410286
Discharged
Flying Officer
27 OTU
MERRILL [DFC], Raymond Lewis
417395
Discharged
Flying Officer
1653 CON
MIDDLETON [DFM], Bertram John
408052
Killed
Pilot Officer
Killed in action [flying battle] Banka Island - 24 SQN
MILLAR [DFC], Douglas Lachlan
402100
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
ABU SUOIN RAF
MILLER [DFM], William MacGregor
407988
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
25 SQN
MOON [DFC], James Myles
400059
Discharged
Squadron Leader
D O A O33071
MOORE [DFC], James William
416597
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
53 BHQ
NASH [DFM], James Alexander
410368
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. Jacquinot Bay New Britian - 6 SQN
NATTRASS [DFM], Kevin Lewis
407989
Discharged
Flying Officer
55 SQN
OLDFIELD [DFM], Ernest Radcliffe
406221
Discharged (POW)
Flight Lieutenant
HQ/WA
PADGETT [AFM], Norman Gunn
408148
Discharged
Flying Officer
HQ Lav
PASCOE [DFC], Gregory Howard
412071
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
550 SQD
PATTEN [DFC], Evan Charles
409437
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. Target Dortmund Ems Canal - 27 OTU
PERRIGNON [DFC], Theodore Francis
400567
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
HQ Dcas Warhs
PERRY [DFM], Geoffrey Arnold
427728
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
4 Med Reh
PETERS [DFM], Kenneth William McIntosh
407872
Discharged
Warrant Officer
5 CONV Depot
PETHERICK [DFC], Kingsley Boyd
416281
Discharged
Flying Officer
Sch of Adm
PLUNKETT [BEM], John James
404216
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
458 SQN
POWELL [DFC], Leslie John
406873
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Air ops. From U.K - 156 SQN
POYZER [DFM], Arthur Wallace
404468
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Over France - 83 SQN
RADCLIFFE [DFC], John Edward Clarence
408931
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
9 AHU
RAFFERTY [DFC], Edward Hayes
408228
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
11 EPTS
RICKETTS [DFC], Carlyle Raymond Stuart
402040
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
Tocumwal O210564
ROBB [DFM], John Allan
400127
Discharged
Group Captain
HQSC O33073
ROBERTS [DFC], Harold Frederick
418467
Discharged
Flying Officer
97 SQN
ROBLEY [DFC], Vernon John
417238
Discharged
Flying Officer
AGSch
ROSE [DFC], Keith Donald
415184
Discharged
Pilot Officer
3 AOS
ROSS [DFM], Edwin John
407562
Killed
Pilot Officer
Killed in air ops. Binbrook Village UK - 460 SQN
SANDERS [DFC, DFM], Alexander Moorna
407933
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
7 OTU
SAYER [DFM], Raymond Oliver
419058
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RCAVC
SCHULZ [DFM], Max Cecil
416398
Discharged
Flying Officer
3 OTU
SCOTT [DFC], John Warrington
417035
Discharged
Flying Officer
HQ Sth A Beccles
SCOTT [DFM], John Maxwell
404043
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Germany target Essen. - 460 SQN
SEIDEL [DFM], Ronald Albert
407207
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
201 Flight
SEYMOUR [DFC], Lawrence Alfred
402208
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. near Rome Italy - 22 PTC
SHEARDOWN [AFC], Charles Douglas
402213
Discharged
Squadron Leader
TD&RS Laverton
SIMMONS [DFM], Christopher Harold
406311
Discharged
Flying Officer
35 SQN
SIMPSON [DFC], John Conway
400558
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
CFS
SIMPSON [DFM, DFC], Thomas Drayton [Tammy]
408076
Discharged
Flying Officer
6 REC C
SMITH [DFM], Albert John
436046
Discharged
Flying Officer
ACAC
SPAFFORD [DFM, DFC], Frederick Michael
407380
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. from the U.K target Dortmund-Ems Canal - 617 SQN
SPERLING [DFC], Alan Percy
414325
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
1 WAGS
STEELE [DFM], Jonathan George
400128
Discharged
Warrant Officer
AF HQ Records
STEVENS [DFC], Jack Lloyd
427566
Discharged
Flying Officer
ACAC
STRICKLAND [DFC England, DFC United States], Alan Geoffrey
409334
Discharged
Pilot Officer
1668 com
SULLIVAN [GM], Maurice Anthony
400359
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. From UK - 7 SQN
TAYLOR [DFC], Alfred Allen
404306
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
B/SqnAmb O11324
THOMPSON [BEM], Ernest George
410106
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
ADHQ MOR
THOMSON [DFM], Gordon
400573
Killed
Flying Officer
Non-operational flight Machens Beach near Cairns aerodrome QLD. Australia - 4 COM FL
TILLER [DFM], Henry Stanley
417677
Discharged (POW)
Flying Officer
5 Med Reh
TREACY [DFM], Bazil Meenan
415095
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
5 Per D
TURNER [DFM], Brian Porter
417250
Discharged
Warrant Officer
10 COMM
WEBSTER [GM], Noel Wilson
270847
Discharged
Squadron Leader
35 SQN
WILKINSON [DFC], John Hudson [Jock]
400444
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Killed in action flying battle NW Europe - 83 SQN
WILLIAMS [DFC], Graham Frederick
404153
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
166 Wing
WILSON [DFC], Felix Edward
400576
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
3 OTU
WOOD [DFC], Rossmore Gordon
406157
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
2 ITS
WOODS [DFC], Thomas Watson
410190
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
ADF HQ Melbourne
WRIGHT [DFC], Thomas Dewey
404310
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
7 OTU
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