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
EASTWOOD, Basil Gilbert
13055
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Salamaua Isthmus New Guinea
EATON, Brian John
431149
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Mount Gambier South Australia
ECKERSLEY, George Keith
404290
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle off Ceylon
EDEN, John Jerram
407496
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Burma
EDESON, William Ross
406716
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft operations over Timor.
EDWARDS, David Richard James
417295
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft Accident Nhill Vic.
EDWARDS, Edgar Bruce
441313
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Philippines
EDWARDS, Kenneth William
400053
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle Timor area
EDWARDS, Neville William Allan
401747
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying accident King Island Tas. Australia
EDWARDS, Peter Colin
38423
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle English Channel
EDWARDS, Terence Oliver
426574
Killed
Flying Officer
Aircraft accident U.K
EKINS, Frank
401619
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea
ELLEN, Walter James
431146
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Bairnsdale Vic. Australia
ELLERS, Frederick Leonard
406142
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental India
ELLIS, John
407497
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Died as a result of illness [Leukemia] Keswick Barracks
ELLIS, Murray Charles
407360
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops from Horn Island, off Cape York, North Queensland.
ELLIS, Robert
427457
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Italy
ELSBURY, Alexander Eric John
415378
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident seaward off Cairns QLD.
ELY, Ronald Walter
26355
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental in the U.K
EMERY, Donald Arthur
416080
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Aru Islands near Timor.
EMERY, George Owen
407147
Killed
Sergeant
Active service aircraft accident Kenya E. Africa
EMERY, William Edward
410593
Killed
Flying Officer
Killed in action from target Oberhausen Germany
EMROSE, Robert Keith
427592
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Rheydt, Netherlands
ENGLEFIELD, Francis John
410965
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying Accident Egypt
EPPS, Charles Thomas
429939
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Aircraft accident 15 miles South of Sale VIC. Australia
EVAN, Neil Grosvenor
417064
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident New Guinea
EVANS, David Henry Robert
427898
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle U.K
EVANS, James
406833
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Nowra
EVERATT, Frank Edgar
427311
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops.target Karlsruhe, Germany
EVEREST, Edward James
427989
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle Bochum Germany
EVERETT, Herbert James
406475
Killed
Sergeant
Killed aircraft accident near Kisumu Africa

Acknowledgements

UBC Web DesignAustralian War MemorialCity of BallaratNational Archives of AustraliaRSL Virtual War MemorialDepartment of Veterans+39 Affairs