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
CAIN, Alexander John
406138
Killed
Flying Officer
Air operations Western Desert Middle East
CALDER, Lewis Walter
427416
Killed (POW)
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Yugoslavia
CALDER, Robert Harvey Donald
407358
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle, Germany
CALDWELL, James Humphrey
407637
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. UK
CAMERON, Phillip Greig
400112
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Air ops. Over Italy
CAMPBELL, Colin Blair
406431
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. From the UK
CAMPBELL, Donald Gordon
418718
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying accident New Guinea
CAMPBELL, Edgar Edwin MacKenzie
406139
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Burma
CAMPBELL, James John
417335
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany target Stuttgart Germany
CAMPBELL, John Samuel McClelland
415227
Killed
Warrant Officer
Accidental, Adelaide River
CAMPBELL, Staffa Kinloch
403023
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle, Bay of Bengal
CANET, David
401298
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. From the U.K
CANNING, Frank Hill
408045
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle N.W. Europe
CANTOR, Colin Vivian
411861
Killed
Pilot Officer
Accidental Darwin
CARDNO, William Guyan
404012
Killed
Sergeant
Died as a result of self-inflicted injuries
CAREY, Stanley Edward
410947
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying accident off N.S.W Coast Australia
CARLSSON, Kenneth Charles
400113
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Middle East
CARNIE, Ian David
401492
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Middle East
CARNIE, Wilfred Leslie
407490
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Middle East
CARRAN, Frederick Sydney
415508
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
CARTER, Kenneth Raymond Champion
401027
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Malaya
CARTER, Robert Maxwell
415116
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air craft accident 15 miles from Braidwood [Mulloon] N.S.W Australia
CASS, William Ian
406432
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea area
CHADWICK-BATES, Arthur George Jackson
412480
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Germany
CHANNON, Francis Edward
402030
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle Middle East
CHAPMAN, Wilbur Henry
417157
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Over Germany target Madgeburg.
CHARLTON, Raymond Clyde
411862
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental Brewster near Beaufort Victoria
CHARMAN, Edward George
427184
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK over Germany
CHEESE, William Desmond
408046
Killed (POW)
Sergeant
Air ops. Target Essen
CHENOWETH, Colin Maxwell
407198
Killed (POW)
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Middle East Egypt POW by the Italians.
CHEYNE, George James
429846
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle UK Branston Lincolnshire UK
CHIDLOW, Frederick Erick
406689
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying accident, Rottnest Island Western Australia
CHINNERY, Lavington Edmond John Frederick
429924
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. From UK target over Belgium
CHINNERY, Roy Victor
406611
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle U.K
CHISHOLM, Colin Laidler
431737
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying accident Lae
CHISHOLM, Robert William Tylden
408563
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Amberley, QLD.
CHITTOCK, Wesley Victor
408564
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops.from the U.K,flying battle N.W Europe
CLARE, David Forbes
416544
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air Accident at Bankstown NSW
CLARK, Kenneth Edward
435163
Killed
Flying Officer
Accidental Aru islands
CLARK, Reginald Mervin
416653
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. From Australia
CLARK, Tom Barnett
416556
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Biggenden QLD.
CLARKE, Geoffrey Leonard
10498
Killed
Aircraftman 1
Accidental ground accident Ballarat
CLARKE, Harold George
401300
Killed
Flying Officer
Killed enemy action, Devon U.K
CLARKE, Eric George
404206
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air Accident in North Ireland
CLAXTON, Oliver George Frederick
400552
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Rabaul Territory New Guinea
CLUCAS, Frank Cottier
416932
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. Naunheim, Germany
CLUNAS, Eric Clark
415764
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Missing Air ops. from UK Target Magdeburg Germany
COCKINGTON, Percival
407707
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East
CODY, Bernard Francis
427870
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. over France, target Lille
COLLETT, Malcolm Ernest
416414
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Italy
COLLINS, Albert Stanley
415766
Killed
Sergeant
Killed in flying accident Williamtown NSW
COLLINS, Austin James
400871
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in flying accident off New Guinea
COLLINS, Brian
433089
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Anna Bay N.S.W
COLLINS, John Cyril
406772
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Germany
CONNELL, George Roy
427802
Killed
Flying Officer
Accidental [Flying accident] Arafura Sea
CONOLAN, Bernard Leslie Reid
428070
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Non-operational flight near Gibralta
COOTE, Douglas Charles
407763
Killed
Sergeant
Killed in action Finchhaven New Guinea
COPELAND, Gerald Ware
406548
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. from UK Luneburg Heath Germany.
COPPIN, William Hodgson
406773
Killed
Sergeant
Missing air ops. From the Territory of New Guinea
CORNELIUS, Ronald Michael
436789
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops Balikpapan Borneo
CORNWELL, Ross George
429928
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops from UK Target Siegen, Germany
COSGROVE, John Percival
408122
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle N.W. Europe
COUTIE, Barton Irving
405543
Killed
Sergeant
Enemy action near Gasmata Territory of New Guinea
COWLING, Kenneth Roy
419605
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air Accident at Deal Island
COX, Christopher Frederick
407493
Killed
Flying Officer
Killed in action, flying battle , Crete
CRAVEN, Lyndley Dawson
400171
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Nanyuki, Kenya Africa
CRICHTON, George Owen
415893
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident Pearce, Western Australia.
CRIDDLE, Percival Richard
417621
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. from U.K target West of Bergen
CROFT, Robert McKerlie
407199
Killed
Flying Officer
Missing Air ops. From UK Target Lille France
CROMPTON, Eric
401029
Killed
Pilot Officer
Missing air ops.Far East Location unknown
CROMPTON, George William Sergio
404207
Killed
Sergeant
Missing Air Ops. From UK
CROSBIE, Jeffrey David
436683
Killed
Sergeant
Killed non-operational flight off Grose Island Australia
CROSS, Stanley William
415122
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Greenough
CROSTON, David Payne
407821
Killed
Flying Officer
Missing Air ops. From UK Target Lille France
CROUCH, Douglas Henry
415021
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Netherlands
CUBITT, Colin Lloyd
408027
Killed
Pilot Officer
Killed in Air ops. India Crashed into the sea in the Bay of Bengal
CULHANE, Maurice Michael
438382
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air accident non-operational flight Orbost VIC. Australia
CULLEN, Douglas Raymond
406095
Killed
Flying Officer
Died in aircraft accident off WA Coast
CUMMINGS, Ronald Irving
417812
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany target Berlin Germany
CUNNINGHAM, Alan Forster
418038
Killed
Flying Officer
Missing Air ops. Target Sterkrade Germany
CURREY, George Donald
419033
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Missing Air ops. From UK Target Russelsheim Germany
CURTIS, Stanley Noel
401744
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany

Acknowledgements

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