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
FAIRBAIRN, Murray
409528
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle New Guinea
FAIRCLOUGH, Mervyn James
427078
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
FAIRHEAD, Leslie Herbert Ephraim
436696
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle France target Heilbronn Germany
FAIRWEATHER, Gordon
42086
Killed
Aircraftman 1
Died of illness Castlemaine Vic.
FARMER, Allan
436820
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Died in flying battle at Aachen Germany
FARMER, Donald Craig
416251
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. from Australia [air combat] Penfoei, Timor
FARRELL, Patrick John
427504
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Italy
FAWCETT, Walter Douglas
427861
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident near Hardwick, Norfolk England
FEATHERSTONE, Dennis Geoffrey
438726
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Balikapan Borneo
FELGATE, John Mervyn
436371
Killed
Pilot Officer
Missing air ops. Target Brenem Germany
FIDGE, Harold Stanley
409037
Killed
Warrant Officer
Missing air ops. From UK target Leipzig
FIEGERT, Frederick Murray
417470
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Bass Strait
FIELD, Patrick
400054
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East
FIELDING, Tom Illenden
408142
Killed
Sergeant
Ground battle UK Kings Lynn Norfolk
FINCH, Edward Henry
406674
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. U.K flying battle Netherlands
FINLASON, Donald Scott
408907
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Netherlands, N.W. Europe
FINLAYSON, Alexander Douglass
408569
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle NW Europe
FISHER, Douglas Carl Raymond
419931
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Aircraft accident West Sale Vic. Australia
FISHER, Geoffrey Walter
400555
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Crete Libya
FISK, James David [Jack]
408826
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Gulf of Carpentaria
FITZGERALD, Bryan Edmund Richard
400169
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East
FITZGERALD, Edward Charles
436403
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Verona Italy
FITZGERALD, Lancelot Lloyd
88417
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident East Sale Vic. Australia
FLAHERTY, Raymond James
416180
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Hughes Airstrip Northern Territory Australia
FLANAGAN, William Richard
401748
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Vansittart Bay Western Australia.
FLEAY, Alan Kenneth
415939
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental Goulburn NSW
FOLEY, Max James
408143
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK
FOOTE, Arthur James
407557
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Leytonstone Essex England
FORBES, Donald McPherson
406753
Killed
Pilot Officer
Accidental Northampton
FORBES, William Dennis Keith
401498
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident U.K
FORD, Herbert Frank
401632
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East
FOREMAN, Wallace Roy
400173
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Celebes
FORGAN, William Wallace
407639
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle, Cherbourg France.
FORREST, John
406754
Killed
Sergeant
Killed enemy action Darwin Australia
FORT, Clifford Gurney
407101
Killed
Sergeant
Shot down by a friendly fire incident in the Atlantic Ocean.
FOX, Frederick Delanoy
416664
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea
FOY, Walter John William
29904
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK target Cologne Germany
FOYLE, Raymond Charles
410970
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Netherlands East Indies. Roti, Timor.
FRANCIS, Dean Walter
416665
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Timor
FRANKLIN, Harold Kendall
427782
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops from UK target Heligoland North Sea
FRASER, Lindsay Hubert Skene
5103
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Timor
FRAZER, Norman Roscoe
408585
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Germany
FREEMAN, Lloyd George
408647
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident at Sussex inlet near Jervis Bay NSW
FREEMAN, Reginald Thomas Arthur
415777
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Algeria
FRENCH, Keeble Charles
415518
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Lohe Germany
FRIPP, Alan Wesley Giles
427314
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Over France target Revigny Sur Ornain France
FROMM, Frederick Thomas
296689
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle New Guinea
FULFORD, Dudley Francis
406975
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle the North Sea
FULLER, Clifford Jack
407028
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Sidi Barrani, Egypt
FULLER, Kenneth Rosslyn
417632
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
FURSE, William Walter
115476
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Bremen Germany

Acknowledgements

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