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
HACKETT, Michael John
429948
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK target Mailly Le Camp France
HAILEY, Keith Ian
419467
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops from UK target Duisburg Germany
HALL, Garrick Ridley
401034
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. India
HALL, John Patrick
415030
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops from UK Sicily
HALL, Rex Victor
401213
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
HALLIDAY, Alexander Garden
437618
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying accident New Guinea
HAMERSLEY, Leslie Hugh
406216
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying accident Paynesville Vic.
HAMERSLEY, James Sharpe
415140
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident Vivigani Strip New Guinea
HAMILTON, Keith Lambert
434459
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. Fede Fjord Norway
HAMILTON, William James
418836
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Timor
HAMMOND, Louis James
400255
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Netherlands target Dusseldorf, Germany
HAMPTON, Gordon Vivian
408578
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From the U.K
HANNA, Colin Leslie
407642
Killed
Sergeant
Killed in action [Flying Battle] Germany
HANSON, Leonard William
406178
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
HARDY, Maxwell Henry
417072
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
HARDY, Ronald
429799
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops.target Dortmund & Hackarde Germany
HARLEY, Harry Kenneth
437415
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK target Bochum Germany
HARLOCK, George Robert
400347
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East
HARPER, Wilfred
415379
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From Uk over the North Sea
HARRIS, Albert Alfred
417837
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle N.W. Europe
HARRIS, Donald
415529
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Atlantic ocean
HARRIS, John Mackenzie Oberlin
408129
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Sweden
HARRIS, Keith
430734
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Cape Gloucester, New Guinea
HARRIS, Kennington John Hythe
408163
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle N.W. Europe
HARRIS, Ronald Oswald
401624
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle over Crete
HARRIS, Terrence Claude
406453
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
HARRIS, Waverley William
426459
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle North West Europe
HARRISON, Wintfred Patten
415652
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle NW Europe target Berlin Germany
HARTY, William Francis Marcus
427196
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident New Guinea
HASKINS, Ronald Henry
415789
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Died of injuries from air ops. R.A.F hospital Rauceby U.K
HASLAM, Colin Arthur Lee
436910
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in aircraft accident near Bairnsdale Vic.
HASTIE, Peter Douglas
415326
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed seaward air ops.from ex R.A.A.F station Pearce Australia.
HASTINGS, Ian Angus
417482
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. from the U.K over Germany.
HAWKINS, Frank Bryce
407287
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. From the UK flying Battle France
HAWTHORN, Richard Thurston
431448
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
HAY, Philip Carlisle
408105
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Malaya
HAYES, John Joseph
409406
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air accident Island Lagoon South Australia
HAYMES, Leslie Jack
415082
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Germany
HAYWARD, Laurence Rex
411908
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident in the Northern Territory, Australia
HEAD, Graham Neil
431625
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Timor
HEADS, George
400027
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Air accident between Milne Bay and Port Moresby New Guinea
HEALY, Patrick John
416672
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Bass Strait Australia
HEARLE, Herbert Frederick
406758
Killed (POW)
Sergeant
Shot down in bombing attack at shipping Koepang Timor
HEASON, Leonard William
415531
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
HEATHCOTE, Clifford Clark
401440
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. South of Danerie France
HEATLEY, Wilfred Pearson
436194
Killed
Flying Officer
Accidental UK
HEDGES, Graham John
404294
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Far East place unknown
HEHIR, Martin Randolph
408579
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From the UK North Sea
HEHIR, Robert Joseph
407289
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air Ops. Middle East
HEMINGWAY, Colin
417839
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Netherlands
HENDRICKSON, Peter Albion
419937
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Deal Island, Tasmania Australia
HENNESSY, Kevin William
437579
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident Howden Dyke Island, River Humber, Yorkshire, U.K
HENRY, Ambrose James
401819
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
HENRY, Gordon Allan
428312
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental [Flying Accident] North Sea
HENRY, Raymond Cherrington
416181
Killed
Sergeant
Air operations Gasmata
HENSTRIDGE, Leslie Lancedene
416497
Killed
Flying Officer
Crash landed off Cairns, Australia after a patrol flight
HEPWORTH, Walter Allan
406851
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Timor
HERBERT, Donald Norrie
433297
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Keopang Bay Timor
HERBERT, James Joseph
428007
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle UK
HERBERT, John Wallace Mills
417639
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Germany target Cologne
HERING, John Hubert
419001
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Neuss Germany
HERMAN, James Alexander
407713
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental air crash Giru QLD
HERMAN, Ronald McGregor
407030
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident [collision] Malta
HEWETT, Harold Max
419311
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in action NW Europe Louvain Belgium
HEWETT, Maxwell James
437825
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental New Guinea area
HIDER, Robert Henry
433672
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Amboina Netherlands East Indies
HIGGINS, Jack Maxwell
118650
Killed
Aircraftman 1
Accidental ground accident Ballarat
HILL, Frederick Lewis Ian
416674
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
HILL, Ronald James
407768
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident air ops. Nightcliffs near Darwin Australia
HINE, Alexander John
415327
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. To sea off Cairns QLD.
HIPKINS, Maxwell Alexander
400176
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental Darwin
HOBBS, Richard George
415983
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Dutch New Guinea Indonesia
HODGE, Kevin Leonard
417303
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident near York Western Australia
HODGSON, Matthew Roscoe
406529
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Celebes
HOLLANDS, James Albert
429620
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France
HOPE, Robert Edward Herbert
407363
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops Aegean Sea Middle East
HOPKINS, Thomas Alan
430128
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Brunswick Germany
HORE, Samuel Leach
401217
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
HORE, Sydney Ross
416856
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Mediterranean Sea
HORNABROOK, Roydon Sargood
400876
Killed (POW)
Warrant Officer
Prisoner of War Thailand
HORNE, Cedric Alfred Venner
415733
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle Maprik New Guinea
HORSEMAN, Jack Douglas
416339
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Timor
HORWOOD, Murray
407292
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Drowned as a result of a surfing fatality Evans Head NSW
HOSCHER, Rex Alan Charles
412535
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident, Menangle
HOURIGAN, Ivan Patrick
410668
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle target Dormstadt Germany
HOWARD, William Alan
42857
Killed
Pilot Officer
Accidental aircrash Chepstowe VIC.
HOWISS, Gordon Stewart
400202
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Malaya
HOWISS, William John
418842
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany target Augsburg.
HOWLETT, Lochlan James
408846
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Milne Bay
HUGHES, Gordon Henry
417487
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From the U.K
HUGO, Kenneth Colin
415255
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Clackline, Western Australia
HUMPHRIES, Keith Eric
406217
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Egypt
HUNT, John Alexander Richard
407364
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East
HUNTER, Alexander John
437963
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Non-operational flight from Labuan S.W. Pacific. Pilot
HUNTER, Richard James
415661
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Bay of Biscay
HURSTHOUSE, John Wilson
416215
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Vansittart Bay
HUTTON, Ernest Charles
407432
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident U.K
HUTTON, Frank Grainger Vincent
437421
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in action Celebes
HYATT, Joseph Montague
404144
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Pallenbang, Sumatra
HYLTON, James Gavan
416072
Killed
Pilot Officer
Accidental Bundaberg QLD. Australia

Acknowledgements

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