1 W.A.G.S. Memorial Roll

The Memorial Roll commemorates to date 1,182 RAAF 1 W.A.G.S. trainees who were killed in action or on active service during WW2. These brave young men made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country, leaving behind grief-stricken families often not knowing what happened to their loved ones. As Wireless Operators, Air Gunners and Navigators they were crew for RAF and RAAF squadrons and served in all Theatres of War during WW2 - the U.K, Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, the Pacific and Australia. Those who perished died as a result of air battles, aircraft accidents or as P.O.W’s. and many rest isolated from their homeland. Those servicemen on the MEMORIAL ROLL are listed below in alphabetical order.

This site is our way of paying homage to these 1 W.A.G.S airmen and their families. More

Name
Service No.
Status
Rank
Operations
ABBOTT, Stanley Arthur
436790
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident near Kingussie, Inverness, Scotland
ABBOTT, Lewis James
400167
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Italy
ABERLE, Douglas Buchanan
427631
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops from UK target Berlin
ACRES, Robert Joseph
427787
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle France
ADAM, Walter Joseph
410934
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air battle Target Nuremberg Germany
ADAMSON, Robert David
404000
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Middle East
ADAMSON, Leonard George
400549
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air battle Gulf of Carpentaria
ADDINSALL, Geoffrey William
410586
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
AHERN, Edmund James Kiely
404758
Killed
Warrant Officer
Accidental Evans Head Navigational training exercise.
AITCHESON, Allan Graham
432654
Killed (POW)
Flight Sergeant
POW Netherlands East Indies
ALCORN, James Alexander
407886
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental [ Flying accident] North Sea
ALLEN, Leo James
430349
Killed
Warrant Officer
Died of illness, U.K
ALLEN, Harold Keegan
404760
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Far East
ALLSOPP, William Frederick
408558
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle N.W. Europe target Duisburg.
ALTUS, Hector Ferdinand
416819
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From the U.K
ANDERSON, William Edward
402196
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East
ANDERSON, John Colin William
424011
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops.North West Pacific
ANDERSON, Alexander Henry
427788
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental Huntington UK
ANDREW, John Tasman
418241
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle North Sea
ANDREW, David Thomas
400247
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops.over Burma India
ANIVITTI, Maurice Ermini
401408
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Rysum near Emden Germany
ANNESLEY, Sydney Kenneth
406282
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East non-operational flight
APPLEDORE, Frank Harold
416480
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident St. Georges Basin N.S.W
ARNOLD, George
407760
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Melos Harbour Greece
ARTHUR, Cecil Glen
429902
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle target Stuttgart Germany
ASH, Robert Charles Addison
407197
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air battle Middle East
ASHTON, Robert Alexander
436598
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle NW Europe France

Acknowledgements

UBC Web DesignAustralian War MemorialCity of BallaratNational Archives of AustraliaRSL Virtual War MemorialDepartment of Veterans+39 Affairs