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
EASTWOOD, Basil Gilbert
13055
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Salamaua Isthmus New Guinea - 22 SQN
EATON, Brian John
431149
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Mount Gambier South Australia - 1 OTU
ECKERSLEY, George Keith
404290
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle off Ceylon - 11 SQN
EDEN, John Jerram
407496
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Burma - RAF O/S
EDESON, William Ross
406716
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft operations over Timor. - 2 SQN
EDWARDS, David Richard James
417295
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft Accident Nhill Vic. - 2 AOSch Mt Gambier
EDWARDS, Edgar Bruce
441313
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Philippines - 42 SQN
EDWARDS, Kenneth William
400053
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle Timor area - 24 SQN
EDWARDS, Neville William Allan
401747
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying accident King Island Tas. Australia - 1 OTU
EDWARDS, Peter Colin
38423
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle English Channel - 10 SQN
EDWARDS, Terence Oliver
426574
Killed
Flying Officer
Aircraft accident U.K - 455 SQN
EKINS, Frank
401619
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea - 6 SQN
ELLEN, Walter James
431146
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Bairnsdale Vic. Australia - 100 SQN
ELLERS, Frederick Leonard
406142
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental India - 34 SQN
ELLIS, John
407497
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Died as a result of illness [Leukemia] Keswick Barracks - 4 EMBD
ELLIS, Murray Charles
407360
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops from Horn Island, off Cape York, North Queensland. - 12 R&SU
ELLIS, Robert
427457
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Italy - 458 SQN
ELSBURY, Alexander Eric John
415378
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident seaward off Cairns QLD. - 11 SQN
ELY, Ronald Walter
26355
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental in the U.K - 51 Base
EMERY, Donald Arthur
416080
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Aru Islands near Timor. - 2 SQN
EMERY, George Owen
407147
Killed
Sergeant
Active service aircraft accident Kenya E. Africa - Kenya Pool Gigil
EMERY, William Edward
410593
Killed
Flying Officer
Killed in action from target Oberhausen Germany - 460 SQN
EMROSE, Robert Keith
427592
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Rheydt, Netherlands - 467 SQN
ENGLEFIELD, Francis John
410965
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying Accident Egypt - Gianaclis
EPPS, Charles Thomas
429939
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Aircraft accident 15 miles South of Sale VIC. Australia - 3 BAGS W/Sale
EVAN, Neil Grosvenor
417064
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident New Guinea - 4 COM Flight
EVANS, David Henry Robert
427898
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle U.K - 73 Base RAF
EVANS, James
406833
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Nowra - BTU
EVERATT, Frank Edgar
427311
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops.target Karlsruhe, Germany - 467 SQN RAAF
EVEREST, Edward James
427989
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle Bochum Germany - 101 SQN
EVERETT, Herbert James
406475
Killed
Sergeant
Killed aircraft accident near Kisumu Africa - 70 OTU

Acknowledgements

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