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

Acknowledgements

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