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 - Unit / Squadron
ABBOTT, Stanley Arthur
436790
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident near Kingussie, Inverness, Scotland - 83 SQN
ABBOTT, Lewis James
400167
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Italy - 40 SQN
ABERLE, Douglas Buchanan
427631
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops from UK target Berlin - 460 SQN
ACRES, Robert Joseph
427787
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle France - 463 SQN RAF
ADAM, Walter Joseph
410934
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air battle Target Nuremberg Germany - 101 SQN
ADAMSON, Robert David
404000
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Middle East - 228 SQN
ADAMSON, Leonard George
400549
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air battle Gulf of Carpentaria - 20 SQN
ADDINSALL, Geoffrey William
410586
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 12 SQN
AHERN, Edmund James Kiely
404758
Killed
Warrant Officer
Accidental Evans Head Navigational training exercise. - 1 AOS
AITCHESON, Allan Graham
432654
Killed (POW)
Flight Sergeant
POW Netherlands East Indies - 30 Sqn.
ALCORN, James Alexander
407886
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental [ Flying accident] North Sea - 27 OTU
ALLEN, Leo James
430349
Killed
Warrant Officer
Died of illness, U.K - 53 BASE
ALLEN, Harold Keegan
404760
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Far East - 1 SQN
ALLSOPP, William Frederick
408558
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle N.W. Europe target Duisburg. - 460 SQN
ALTUS, Hector Ferdinand
416819
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From the U.K - 9 SQN
ANDERSON, William Edward
402196
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East - 223 SQN
ANDERSON, John Colin William
424011
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops.North West Pacific - 200 Flight
ANDERSON, Alexander Henry
427788
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental Huntington UK - 27 Operational training unit Lichfield
ANDREW, John Tasman
418241
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle North Sea - 455 SQN
ANDREW, David Thomas
400247
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops.over Burma India - 167 Wing HQ
ANIVITTI, Maurice Ermini
401408
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Rysum near Emden Germany - 460 SQN
ANNESLEY, Sydney Kenneth
406282
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East non-operational flight - 223 SQN
APPLEDORE, Frank Harold
416480
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident St. Georges Basin N.S.W - 6 OTU Jervis Bay
ARNOLD, George
407760
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Melos Harbour Greece - 14 SQN
ARTHUR, Cecil Glen
429902
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle target Stuttgart Germany - 101 SQN
ASH, Robert Charles Addison
407197
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air battle Middle East - 223 SQN
ASHTON, Robert Alexander
436598
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle NW Europe France

Acknowledgements

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