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
BACKHOUSE, Herbert Frederick
406323
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Drowned during aircraft accident Middle East - 162 SQN
BAGGS, Francis Henry
406038
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. Missing [FB] Burma - Base HQ Calcutta
BAGSHAW, Graham Morris
417779
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Germany - 138 SQN
BAILEY, Thomas Leon Ford
406283
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air Ops. Middle East, Tobruk. - 104 SQN
BAIN, Leslie Neil
408232
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Middle East Soloman South - 40 SQN
BAINES, Ian Aubrey
400667
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Egypt - SRFlt
BAKER, Robert Henry
401730
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 460 SQN
BAKER, James
402700
Killed (POW)
Sergeant
Air ops.Halong Netherlands East Indies - 2 SQN
BALFOUR, John William
407840
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Kenya - 70 OTU
BALLEINE, Bernard George Payn Lovelock
407280
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Colombes-on-de Ille- Marante France - 460 SQN
BANDY, John Percy William
401021
Killed (POW)
Sergeant
Believed POW missing air ops. Coral Sea, off New Guinea. - 20 SQN
BANNEAR, Ronald Kenneth
407817
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle North Sea - 48 SQN
BARLOW, Charles Alfred
427790
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops.Hamberg Ruhr Germany - 115 SQN
BARNARD, Robin Edgell
404464
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. India area, Akyab Harbour - 113 SQN
BARNDEN, Leo Ronald
437207
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in air ops. South Lincoln England - 460 SQN
BARNES, William Thomas
30581
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Peak District U.K - 27 OTU
BARNES, Vernon Stewart
406324
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Aegean Sea - 38 SQN
BARNETT, Kenneth Henry
427611
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle over Germany - 170 SQN
BARRETT, Douglas George
417275
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK Target Berlin Germany - 463 SQN
BARRETT-LENNARD, Francis Graham
427405
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Gardening over Pomeranian Bay, Germany - 90 SQN
BARRETT-LENNARD, John Allen
406709
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident United Kingdom - 1658 Conv
BARRON, Harold Lawrence
27266
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle over Germany - 57 SQN
BARTSCH, Robert Alexander
406284
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East - ME
BATE, Alfred Vincent Eric
431161
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying accident New Guinea - 7 SQN
BATEMAN, George William
417327
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France target Prouville France - 463 Sqn
BATES, Bernard Samuel
406513
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Ambon Indonesia Laha N.E.I. - 13 SQN Darwin
BATES, Walter Voss [Snow]
410296
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Taiwan - 20 Sqn
BATTY, Robert Allan
417784
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying accident N.S.W Australia - 3 COM Unit
BAULDERSTONE, Dennis Leslie
416112
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Missing non-op. Flight Lady Julia Percy Island Australia. - 2 AOS
BEALE, Herbert Eldon
403021
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Algeria - 179 SQN
BEARD, Robert
29888
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France target Juvisy France - 466 SQN
BEATTIE, Donald William
408161
Killed
Warrant Officer
Illness Tasmania - 6 Rec Cent
BEDDOE, Donald Cosmo
401731
Killed (POW)
Flying Officer
Shot down over Itain Islands Banda Sea POW - 2 SQN
BEECHER, Thomas Francis
410208
Killed (POW)
Warrant Officer
Air ops.Wesseling, Germany - 51 BASE HQ
BEINKE, Dudley Raymond
406136
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in action flying battle on the coast off Holland. - 460 SQN
BELL, Alan Frank
419924
Killed
Sergeant
Flying Accident Cromarty Firth Scotland UK - 4 OTU
BELL, David
406430
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle, died at sea, Spain - RAF
BELL, Douglas Charles
406286
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. Middle East Gulf of Pentalion - 38 SQN
BELL, Paton
406589
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. from the U.K target Mainz. - 150 SQN
BELLERT, Morris Ambrose
404001
Killed
Flying Officer
Air battle - plane crashed into the sea , New Guinea. - 82 SQN
BELOT, Theodore Albert
408382
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Non-operational flight North Sea - 27 OTU
BENDALL, Jabez Kevin
419604
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops target Giessen, Germany - 227 SQN
BENNETT, James Frederick Morgan
404195
Killed (POW)
Warrant Officer
Prisoner of War Germany - 11 SQN POW
BENNETT, Alfred Stevenson
407818
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. UK convoy strike off Den Haag, North Sea. - 407 SQN
BENNETT, Keith Campbell
407992
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle North West Europe - 460 SQN
BENNETT, Kenneth Jack
401409
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Aegean Sea - 14 SQN
BENT, Thomas Edward
415066
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle N.W Europe - 460 SQN
BERKLEY, Robert Ernest
401410
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Middle East - HQ RAF
BERRY, Edmund Hughes
417448
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental, Finniegill, Scotland - 6 OTU
BESSELL-BROWNE, John
406205
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Koepang Netherlands East Indies - 2 SQN Lav
BETSON, John Louis Ward
409887
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops from the U.K. Target Mannheim. - 100 SQN
BEYER, Maxwell Sydney
410589
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident, Sturminster U.K - 1678 Conv
BICKNELL, Aubrey Griffith
413710
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Ground battle U.K - 27 OTU
BIDSTRUP, George Ferguson
430007
Killed
Flying Officer
Aircraft accident Barrington Tops Scone NSW - 5 OTU
BIGLANDS, Reginald John
407282
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From the UK to Essen - 460 SQN
BILLING, Albert Norman James
436283
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Died during flying battle NW Europe - 100 SQN RAF
BINNIE, William George Ronald
43192
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle New Britain - 30 Squadron
BIRCH, Ernest Hugh
38770
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 10 SQN
BIRD, Hugh Alexander
410210
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in action air ops. Mt. Batten U.K - 10 SQN
BIRRELL, Eric Alfred
416923
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops from UK target Stuttgart Germany - 9 SQN
BISHOP, Benjamin Harvey
406557
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. U.K operation over Germany. - 1658 Conv
BISHOP, Frank Elliott
416113
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental, United Kingdom - 460 Conversion Flight
BISHOP, Jack
407283
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental U.K. - 20 OTU
BISHOP, James John
419406
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle India - 159 SQN ACSEA
BISHOP, George
417040
Killed
Pilot Officer
Aircraft accident, crashed Yetna near Geraldton, Western Australia. - 14 SQN
BLACK, Clarence Alwin
415608
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. From the UK target Frankfurt - 22 SQN
BLACKSHAW, John Douglas
432095
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. Norway - 455 Sqn
BLACKWELL, William Donald
415497
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Bombing raid Altmerdingsen, Hanover Germany - 467 SQN
BLAKE, Norman Harold
431713
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Aircraft accident between Jacquinet Bay and Rabaul
BLUMER, Paul John
402027
Killed
Pilot Officer
Aircraft accident RAF station Armarda Rd India - 355 SQN
BOANAS, Jack William Robinson
417331
Killed (POW)
Flight Sergeant
P.O.W Ambon - 55 OBU
BOLTON, George Frederick
401412
Killed
Sergeant
Killed in action- the Thousand Bomber Raid Germany - 23 OTU
BOLTON, Robert Burns
10173
Killed
Corporal
Flying accident Chepstowe Vic.
BORAIN, James Oliver
404011
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Aircraft accident at Wagga N.S.W - 2 SFTSch
BORRETT, Arnold Harvey
406769
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. from the U.K, operation Wilhelmshaven. - 15 SQN
BOWMAN, Alan Peter
407488
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Italy - 114 SQN
BOWMAN, Norman Jack
418913
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle France - 463 SQN
BOWN, Leslie Walter
406094
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Rupt on Moselle France target Friederichshafen - 460 SQN
BOYD, James Owen
410830
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle NW Europe target Berlin, Germany - 460 SQN
BOYLE, Daniel Patrick
409500
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Mountford Farm Salt Heath, Staffordshire, U.K - 30 OTU
BRADSHAW, Malcolm
406749
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying accident Gasmata, Papua New Guinea - AFHQ
BRADSTREET, Raymond Harold
406824
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Philippines - 43 SQN
BRADY, John
436381
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Near Linkenheim, Germany - 100 SQN RAF
BRECHIN, Angus Edward
427586
Killed
Flying Officer
Aircraft accident Middle East - Shalluda
BRIGHT, Brian Robert
407841
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental, Beverley Island, Australia - 33 SQN
BROAD, Raymond Cecil
427795
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops, over Bremen, Germany - 463 SQN
BROAD, Ronald Eric
406288
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental, Middle East - 8 SQN
BROCK, James
409983
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident near Northampton Western Australia - 14 SQN
BROCKSOPP, John Bentley
407489
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in action [Flying battle], Middle East - IRAQ HQ
BRODERICK, John James
409022
Killed
Flying Officer
Aircraft accident Richmond NSW - 2ACP
BRODIE, Ian George
401739
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Missing believed killed air ops. U.K - 460 SQN
BROOK [DFC], Kenneth Richard
416165
Killed
Flying Officer
Aircraft shot down Cottesmore England - 51 SQN
BROOKING, Alexander Thomas
419082
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Bay of Biscay - 10 SQN
BROOKS, Charles Willie
400450
Killed
Warrant Officer
Aircraft accident U.K - 15 OTU
BROOKS, Edward Charles Grimley
406290
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops.in the Middle East - ME Pool
BROOMHALL, Charles Henry
406137
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Libya - 454 SQN
BROWN, Bruce Harold
429645
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 57 SQN
BROWN, Edgar Harold
401024
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle India - 34 SQN
BROWN, Gordon Scott
437490
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Germany target Bottrop. - 460 SQN
BROWN, John Eyre
417809
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in action Le Blanc Mesnil France - 467 SQN
BROWN, John Henry
418915
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in flying battle France - 27 OTU
BROWN, Kenneth Thomas
428620
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Belgium target Cologne Germany - 625 SQN
BROWN, Ronald
427113
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 90 SQN
BROWN, Thomas Leslie
402028
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Dorset UK - 458 SQN
BROWN, William Norman Waldron
17786
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. Target Dusseldorf Germany - 115 SQN
BRUDERLIN, Douglas Albert
444773
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Non-operational transport flight between Jacquinot Bay and Rabual - 33 SQN
BUCHANAN, Norman Ross
406609
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Egypt - 223 SQN
BULL, Leon Emile Carman
402198
Killed
Sergeant
Air Ops. Middle East - 47 SQN
BULL, Ronald Eric
432108
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle North Sea - 455 Sqn
BUNGAY, William
417989
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Nowra, N.S.W - 6 OTU Jervis Bay
BURGESS, Aubrey Edward
443659
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Netherlands East Indies - 21 SQN
BURNLEY [DFC], Bernard
407097
Killed (POW)
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle India - 11 SQN
BURNS, Robert John
407524
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. North of Sicily - 221 SQN
BURNSIDE, Harold
417293
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle France target Dreux - 7 SQN
BURROWES, Thomas
409504
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From Australia - 100 SQN
BURROWS, Felix Milton
427230
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Derne Germany - 115 SQN
BURT, Rex Theodore
407601
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle N.W. Europe - 21 OTU
BURTON, Graeme Ernest Charles
431530
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental [ground accident] Seaford Vic. Australia - RAAF HQ
BURTON, Wallace Bruce
437212
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident Near Banstead Manor, Clevely New Market,UK - 31 BASE
BURY, Glyn Norman
415758
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle N.W.Europe - 149 SQN
BUTCHER, Raymond Edward Morton
406638
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle, Denmark - 101 SQN
BUTLER, Joseph Gipson
408820
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. Millingimbi, Australia - 55 0BU
BUTLER, Kenneth Herbert
408069
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental U.K Training exercise - 11 OTU

Acknowledgements

National Archives of AustraliaUBC Web DesignCity of BallaratDepartment of Veterans+39 AffairsAustralian War MemorialRSL Virtual War Memorial