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
CAIN, Alexander John
406138
Killed
Flying Officer
Air operations Western Desert Middle East - 45 SQN
CALDER, Lewis Walter
427416
Killed (POW)
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Yugoslavia - 148 SQN CMF
CALDER, Robert Harvey Donald
407358
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle, Germany - 83 SQN
CALDWELL, James Humphrey
407637
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. UK - 7 SQN
CAMERON, Phillip Greig
400112
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Air ops. Over Italy - 682 SQN
CAMPBELL, Colin Blair
406431
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. From the UK - 455 SQN
CAMPBELL, Donald Gordon
418718
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying accident New Guinea - 36 SQN
CAMPBELL, Edgar Edwin MacKenzie
406139
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Burma - HQ India
CAMPBELL, John Samuel McClelland
415227
Killed
Warrant Officer
Accidental, Adelaide River - 2 SQN
CAMPBELL, Staffa Kinloch
403023
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle, Bay of Bengal - 353 SQN RAF
CAMPBELL, James John
417335
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany target Stuttgart Germany - 9 SQN
CANET, David
401298
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. From the U.K - 61 SQN
CANNING, Frank Hill
408045
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle N.W. Europe - 455 SQN
CANTOR, Colin Vivian
411861
Killed
Pilot Officer
Accidental Darwin - 13 SQN
CARDNO, William Guyan
404012
Killed
Sergeant
Died as a result of self-inflicted injuries - 11 SQN
CAREY, Stanley Edward
410947
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying accident off N.S.W Coast Australia - 5 OTU
CARLSSON, Kenneth Charles
400113
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Middle East - 230 SQN
CARNIE, Ian David
401492
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Middle East - 14 SQN
CARNIE, Wilfred Leslie
407490
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Middle East - 14 SQN
CARRAN, Frederick Sydney
415508
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 12 SQN
CARTER, Kenneth Raymond Champion
401027
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Malaya - 34 SQN
CARTER, Robert Maxwell
415116
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air craft accident 15 miles from Braidwood [Mulloon] N.S.W Australia - 4 OTU Williamtown
CASS, William Ian
406432
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea area - 32 SQN
CHADWICK-BATES [DFC], Arthur George Jackson
412480
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Germany - 460 SQN
CHANNON, Francis Edward
402030
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle Middle East - 8 SQN
CHAPMAN, Wilbur Henry
417157
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Over Germany target Madgeburg. - 514 SQN
CHARLTON, Raymond Clyde
411862
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental Brewster near Beaufort Victoria
CHARMAN, Edward George
427184
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK over Germany - 467 SQN
CHEESE, William Desmond
408046
Killed (POW)
Sergeant
Air ops. Target Essen - 460 SQN
CHENOWETH, Colin Maxwell
407198
Killed (POW)
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Middle East Egypt POW by the Italians. - 223 SQN
CHEYNE, George James
429846
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle UK Branston Lincolnshire UK - 463 SQN
CHIDLOW, Frederick Erick
406689
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying accident, Rottnest Island Western Australia - 14 SQN
CHINNERY, Roy Victor
406611
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle U.K - 461 SQN
CHINNERY, Lavington Edmond John Frederick
429924
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. From UK target over Belgium - 466 SQN
CHISHOLM, Colin Laidler
431737
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying accident Lae - AF HQ
CHISHOLM, Robert William Tylden
408563
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Amberley, QLD. - 11 SQN
CHITTOCK, Wesley Victor
408564
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops.from the U.K,flying battle N.W Europe - 51 SQN
CLARE, David Forbes
416544
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air Accident at Bankstown NSW - 2 AD Bankstown
CLARK, Kenneth Edward
435163
Killed
Flying Officer
Accidental Aru islands - 22 Sqn
CLARK, Reginald Mervin
416653
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. From Australia - 13 SQN
CLARK, Tom Barnett
416556
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Biggenden QLD. - 8 SFTS Bundaberg
CLARKE, Geoffrey Leonard
10498
Killed
Aircraftman 1
Accidental ground accident Ballarat
CLARKE, Eric George
404206
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air Accident in North Ireland - 3 S of GR
CLARKE, Harold George
401300
Killed
Flying Officer
Killed enemy action, Devon U.K - 14 OTU
CLAXTON, Oliver George Frederick
400552
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Rabaul Territory New Guinea - 64 SQN
CLUCAS, Frank Cottier
416932
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. Naunheim, Germany - 428 SQN
CLUNAS, Eric Clark
415764
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Missing Air ops. from UK Target Magdeburg Germany - 207 SQN
COCKINGTON, Percival
407707
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East - 14 SQN
CODY, Bernard Francis
427870
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. over France, target Lille - 467 SQN UK
COLLETT, Malcolm Ernest
416414
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Italy - 114 SQN
COLLINS, Albert Stanley
415766
Killed
Sergeant
Killed in flying accident Williamtown NSW - 4 OTU WLM
COLLINS, Austin James
400871
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in flying accident off New Guinea - 22 SQN
COLLINS, John Cyril
406772
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Germany - 86 SQN
COLLINS, Brian
433089
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Anna Bay N.S.W - 5 OTU Williamtown
CONNELL, George Roy
427802
Killed
Flying Officer
Accidental [Flying accident] Arafura Sea - 35 SQN
CONOLAN, Bernard Leslie Reid
428070
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Non-operational flight near Gibralta - 458 SQN CMF
COOTE, Douglas Charles
407763
Killed
Sergeant
Killed in action Finchhaven New Guinea - 11 SQN
COPELAND, Gerald Ware
406548
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. from UK Luneburg Heath Germany. - 78 SQN
COPPIN, William Hodgson
406773
Killed
Sergeant
Missing air ops. From the Territory of New Guinea - 32 SQN
CORNELIUS, Ronald Michael
436789
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops Balikpapan Borneo - 24 SQN
CORNWELL, Ross George
429928
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops from UK Target Siegen, Germany - 115 SQN
COSGROVE, John Percival
408122
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle N.W. Europe - 460 SQN
COUTIE, Barton Irving
405543
Killed
Sergeant
Enemy action near Gasmata Territory of New Guinea - 23 SQN
COWLING, Kenneth Roy
419605
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air Accident at Deal Island - 1 OTU
COX, Christopher Frederick
407493
Killed
Flying Officer
Killed in action, flying battle , Crete - 454 SQN
CRAVEN, Lyndley Dawson
400171
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Nanyuki, Kenya Africa - OTIPK
CRICHTON, George Owen
415893
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident Pearce, Western Australia. - 25 SQN
CRIDDLE, Percival Richard
417621
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. from U.K target West of Bergen - 461 SQN
CROFT, Robert McKerlie
407199
Killed
Flying Officer
Missing Air ops. From UK Target Lille France - 463 SQN
CROMPTON, Eric
401029
Killed
Pilot Officer
Missing air ops.Far East Location unknown - 62 SQN
CROMPTON, George William Sergio
404207
Killed
Sergeant
Missing Air Ops. From UK - M/E
CROSBIE, Jeffrey David
436683
Killed
Sergeant
Killed non-operational flight off Grose Island Australia - 18 SQN NEI
CROSS, Stanley William
415122
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Greenough - 4 SFTSch
CROSTON, David Payne
407821
Killed
Flying Officer
Missing Air ops. From UK Target Lille France - 463 SQN
CROUCH, Douglas Henry
415021
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Netherlands - 460 SQN
CUBITT, Colin Lloyd
408027
Killed
Pilot Officer
Killed in Air ops. India Crashed into the sea in the Bay of Bengal - 11 SQN
CULHANE, Maurice Michael
438382
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air accident non-operational flight Orbost VIC. Australia - 1 OTU
CULLEN, Douglas Raymond
406095
Killed
Flying Officer
Died in aircraft accident off WA Coast - 14 SQN
CUMMINGS, Ronald Irving
417812
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany target Berlin Germany - 466 SQN
CUNNINGHAM, Alan Forster
418038
Killed
Flying Officer
Missing Air ops. Target Sterkrade Germany - 51 SQN
CURREY, George Donald
419033
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Missing Air ops. From UK Target Russelsheim Germany - 50 SQN UK
CURTIS, Stanley Noel
401744
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 166 SQN

Acknowledgements

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