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
DALEY, James David Thomas
419929
Killed
Sergeant
Missing air ops. from UK. Flying battle Atlantic ocean. - 10 SQN
DALEY, John Campbell
404014
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle in the Middle East - Sea Resc
DALL, Robert Howells
416178
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Solomon Islands - 6 SQN Richmond
DANN, George Martin
427445
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Missing Air ops. from the UK, France - 463 SQN
DATE, John Matthew
427807
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Germany - 77 SQN
DAVERN, Owen William John
5312
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air Ops North West Pacific area- Borneo - 200 Flight
DAVEY, George Frank
406470
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Middle East - ME HQ RAF
DAVEY, Robert Eric
437403
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle UK Lincoln UK - 460 SQN
DAVEY, Walter James
406208
Killed
Sergeant
Missing Air ops. From Middle East - 84 SQN
DAVIDSON, David William
418355
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany target Dusseldorf Germany - 463 SQN
DAVIDSON, Geoffrey Henry
410219
Killed
Flying Officer
Accidental Scotland - 4 OTU
DAVIES, George Bruce
417460
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air accident from the UK - 1654 Conv
DAVIS, Allan
431280
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Soemba Strait Netherlands East Indies - ADF HQ
DAVIS, Kenneth John
431015
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea - 100 SQN
DAVIS, Richard Paterson
407285
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Colombes-on-de-Ille-Marante France - 460 SQN
DAYMOND, Thomas Albert Charles
429762
Killed
Flying Officer
Aircraft accident- operational flight near Higgins Field Australia - 7 SQN
De PIERRES, Raymond Baudoin
415861
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Celebes, Indonesia - 31 SQN
De PINNA, James
60211
Killed
Aircraftman 1
Flying battle Koepang Netherland East Indies
DEED, Cyril Keith
30953
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircrash at Oostelbeers, Holland. Target Cologne, Germany - 460 SQN
DELAHUNT, Robert William
439573
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Morotai Island - 21 SQN
DEMPSEY, Bertie
409790
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air crash Moresby Strait New Guinea - HQ POOL
DENNY, Russell Charles
415769
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying accident Hooton Park U.K- A.F hospital West Kirby - 11 Rad Sch
DEVERELL, Eric Ernest
410221
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 78 SQN
DEVEREUX, Leslie William
438586
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Borneo - 24 SQN
DEVESON, Edward Oliver
415625
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Netherlands - 635 SQN
DIAL, Wilfred George Barrett
427615
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft collision Bois de Cassan, France - 467 SQN
DICKSON, Robert Walker
401030
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident Methwold Hythe Norfolk England - 1 RAF Station Methwold
DIETMAN, John Arthur
417816
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air battle North Witham Lincolnshire UK - 460 SQN
DILLON, James McKenzie
427503
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle target Neuss Germany - 166 SQN
DILLON, William John
404142
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East - 223 SQN
DING, Eric John
407602
Killed
Sergeant
Air Ops. Middle East - 221 SQN
DOBBIE, Kenneth William
442311
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental East Sale Victoria.
DOBSON, Frank David
400669
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East - 223 SQN
DOCKERY, Graeme Mark
430736
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental U.K - 460 SQN
DODSON, Alfred Shurrock
417348
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From the U.K - 467 SQN
DONALDSON, Robert Roy
407146
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air Ops. from the Middle East, Aegean Sea. - 454 SQN
DONNER [DFM], William John
403026
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle target Leipzig Germany - 156 SQN
DOUCH, Ronald Eardley
412499
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle New Guinea - 15 SQN
DOWLING, Bryan James
419165
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in action Flying battle Trappes France - 466 SQN
DOWLING, Terence Eric
417058
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle mission over Frankfurt Germany - 44 SQN
DOWLING, George Edward [Ted]
429881
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Missing Air ops. from UK Target St. Leu D'Esserent. - 463 SQN
DOWNE, Alwyn Raymond
406326
Killed
Sergeant
Air Ops. Middle East - 458 SQN
DRAFFIN, Ronald John
427450
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 640 SQN
DRAHEIM, Leonard John
434625
Killed
Flying Officer
Accidental U.K - 60 OTU HIGH ERCALL
DRAKE-BROCKMAN, Desmond James
406553
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Kenya,Middle East - 70 OTU
DREYER, Lenard Charles Underwood
407844
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle North Sea - 460 SQN
DUFFIN, Kenneth Isaac
402085
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle in the Middle East - 113 SQN
DUFFY, Thomas Michael
406438
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Dutch coast - 407 SQN
DUFTY, Bruce Fawkner
409097
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident Gypsy Point Victoria Australia - 67 SQN
DUNBAR, John McArthur
416661
Killed
Sergeant
Air combat ops. Ambon Timor - 13 SQN
DUNCAN, Alexander
38367
Killed (POW)
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Bochum Germany - 466 SQN
DUNHAM, Donald William
406522
Killed
Flying Officer
Missing Air ops. From UK Target Russelsheim Germany - 156 SQN
DUNSHEA, Clifford Joseph
422936
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. from the U.K target Haramso Is. North Sea - 455 SQN
DUNSTONE, Edwin Hartley
415774
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Tumut - 5 OTU Forest Hill
DUPONT [DFM], Jaques
400114
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Bay of Biscay - 461 SQN
DURDIN, Garnet Walter
416149
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Missing Air ops. from the UK, target Gironde Estuary, France. - 100 SQN
DURDIN, Reginald Wilton
407201
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental- night training exercise Finningley U.K - 25 OTU
DUXBURY, Albert George
400343
Killed
Sergeant
Killed in Air ops. Malaya - 8 SQN Kota B
DWYER, Lawrence Thomas
434587
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle off English Coast - 464 Sqn

Acknowledgements

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