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
GADSDEN, Ernest Ronald
418745
Killed
Warrant Officer
Accidental Middle East - RAF Gainaclis
GAHAN, Geoffrey Russell
400174
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France - 1 RAF Depot
GALLAGHER, Anthony Joseph
410595
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Galway Ireland - 1663 CONV U
GALLAGHER, Robert William Francis
416947
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Brunswick Germany - 83 SQN
GALLAGHER, Ronald David
427459
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 467 SQN
GAMBLE, Clarence Augustine Reginald
439646
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Timor - 200 Flight Leyburn
GAYFER, Roscoe Napier Bunning
400556
Killed (POW)
Warrant Officer
Died of illness [POW of Japan] Burma - 1 SQN
GERICKE [DFM], Philip Kenneth Ross
417298
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Berlin Germany - 15 SQN
GERMEIN, Joseph Francis
407362
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle India - 113 SQN
GERTZEL, William Kevin
427460
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Belgium - 466 SQN
GIBB, Clifford Marshall
402593
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Illness Ballarat VIC. - 1 WAGS
GIDLEY, Alfred Henry
415975
Killed
Warrant Officer
Accidental Higgins Field QLD Australia - 4 COM
GILCHRIST, Donald Richard
407641
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle N.W. Europe - 1654 COM
GILDEA, Frederick Stephen
402288
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Johore Strait Singapore - 1SQN Sem
GILES, Donald Bruce
407498
Killed
Warrant Officer
Missing Air ops from Crete Middle East - 454 SQN
GILL, Neil Stewart
408123
Killed
Sergeant
Missing believed killed air ops. Middle East - 36 SQN
GILL, Robert Douglas
417360
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle North Sea - 626 SQN
GILLAN, Keith
401749
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle New Guinea - AF HQ
GILLETT, Archie Oswald
417831
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Over France target St. Leu D' Esserent - 463 SQN
GILLETT, Geoffrey Gordon
415779
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops.Djedeida, Tunis. - 70 SQN NAAF
GIRLING, Clyde Joseph
419466
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops from Uk - 97 SQN UK
GLEW, Wallis Conrad
410973
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle New Guinea area - 22 SQN
GLIDDON, Arthur William Howard
415135
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle N.W.Europe - 460 SQN
GLOVER, Bevil Milton
436579
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident near Kingussie, Inverness Scotland - 83 SQN
GODDARD, John Endacott
406692
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Crete - 454 SQN
GODFREY, David Kirke
406647
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea area - 6 SQN
GODFREY, Richard Roy
415521
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Mediterranean Sea - 150 SQN
GODFREY, William Allen [Bill]
406392
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident U.K - 27 OTU
GODLY, William Bernard Turley
400175
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle Middle East - 14 SQN
GOLDER, Reginald William
407153
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle NW Europe - 1 RAF Depot
GOLDIE, John Hunter
400344
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Scotland - 20 OTU
GOLDIE, Peter Charles Herbert
406450
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Crozon France - 207 SQN
GOODE [DFM], Ray Marston
407499
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. from the U.K Bay of Biscay. - 461 SQN
GOODFELLOW, Keith
409301
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Bairnsdale Vic. Australia - 1 OTU
GOODING, Ronald
401209 [101209]
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops.from the UK over Keil, Germany - 460 SQN
GOODISSON, John Francis
401786
Killed
Flying Officer
Died of injuries from aircraft accident near Townsville Australia - 8 SQN
GOODRIDGE, Noel
410839
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. Target Le Havre France - 15 SQN
GORDON, Andrew
409404
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops from the U.K - 460 SQN
GORNALL, George Herbert
402033
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Sumatra - 211 SQN F/East
GOUDIE, Nathaniel Robert
401212
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. from the UK South of Greenland - 269 SQN
GOUGH, William Ernest Myrie
406844
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental Woodside - 1 OTU
GOULD, Robert
427116
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany target Berlin Germany - 626 SQN
GOWLETT, Kennedy
426457
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Germany, daylight bombing raids and strafing enemy communications. - 464 Sqn
GRAEBNER, Everard Charles
436496
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident Oxfordshire England - 21 OTU
GRAHAM, Kevin Malcolm Ford
415578
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental England - 1652 COM
GRAHAM, Maurice Anthony
410337
Killed (POW)
Flight Sergeant
Missing air ops. from Australia executed whilst P.O.W Ambon - 2 SQN
GRANT, Clive Douglas
417070
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Jacquinot Bay New Britain - 6 SQN
GRASBY, Brian Gordon
417176
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France - 467 SQN
GRAY, Brian Chadwick
407151
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East - 267 WING
GRAY, Maxwell Clifford
407152
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Indian Ocean - 11 SQN
GRAY, Oberlin Benjamin Plester
408225
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Timor - 13 SQN
GRAYDON, Malcolm Henry
419443
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Holland NW Europe - 76 SQN
GREAM, Leonard Arthur
406618
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. From UK target Frankfurt Germany - 466 SQN
GREAVES, Alick
404016
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in action flying battle Malta - AHQ India
GREEN, Bryant Francis Kingdom
406804
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 51 SQN
GREEN, Garnham Frederick
406299
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Aden Middle East - 8 SQN
GREENWOOD, Stanley Wheatley
400345
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident in the sea off Lancashire UK - 256 SQN
GRIESBACH, Arthur Keith
415321
Killed
Warrant Officer
Aircraft accident near Adelaide River, Northern Territory Australia
GRIEVE, Ronald McLennan
410327
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental [air crash] North Sea - 27 OTU
GROOM, Rae
408144
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Roddymoor, U.K - 25 OTU
GROVES, Robert Bruce
409992
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle France - 44 SQN
GUPPY, John Flower
406452
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops from the UK Isle of Benbecula Scotland - 206 SQN
GUY, William Trevor
417364
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle N.W. Europe - 90 SQN
GUYMER, Harry Robert Alfred
418943
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying accident East Sale Vic. Australia - 1 OTU

Acknowledgements

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