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
LADYMAN, Brian Carter
436921
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Aircraft accident Lady Julia Percy Island Vic. Australia
LAMBERT, Alfred Leonard
409318
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air Operations near Crowlands U.K
LAMBERT, Robert
442351
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental New Guinea area
LAMBLE, Francis Stephen
400388
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle target Rheims,France
LAMOND, Henry James
404212
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Sumatra
LANDSBERG, James William
404759
Killed (POW)
Warrant Officer
Prisoner of War Java.
LANGLEY, Keith Albert
417496
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental England
LANGOULANT, Thomas Bruce
406531
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Norwegian Sea
LAUGHTON, Ivan Alfred Harold
407503
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East
LAWN, Ronald Herbert
427652
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Over Germany target Berlin. Killed in action Muckendorf, Germany.
LAWRENCE, Dennis Louis James
404018
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East
LAWRY, Alan Henry
418132
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From the UK flying battle Germany
LAY, Donald William
408248
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Milne Bay
LAY, Walter John
408079
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Ambon Indonesia
LEACH, Colin Hedley
41352
Killed
Sergeant
Illness Heidelberg Vic.
LEE, Cyril Francis
404019
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft failed to return from a patrol off North African Coast
LEE, Mervyn Thomas
410993
Killed
Warrant Officer
Non-operational flight Europa Point near Gibralta
LEESUE, Clarence Melville
417649
Killed
Pilot Officer
Aircraft Accident King Island TAS. Australia
LEFROY, John Mervyn
406145
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Derna Harbour, Libya
LEGGO, Charles Harry Stringer
418134
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Bay of Biscay
LEISK, Henry
402036
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. Over Bengahsi, Libya
LEMIN, William John
427203
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Dusseldorf Germany body recovered Limbourg Belgium
LENIHAN, Denis Aloysius
416435
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental aircraft crash at Eversley, near Mt. Cole.Victoria Australia
LEONARD, Raymond Haines
416436
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle target Gelsenkirchen Germany
LEVY, Edward Russell
433020
Killed
Pilot Officer
Accidental Tocumwal N.S.W
LEWIS, Alan Edward
431362
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Celebes
LEWIS, Harold Victor
406146
Killed (POW)
Sergeant
Died a prisoner off the Japanese Coast
LEWIS, Vivian Roy
407104
Killed
Sergeant
Killed in action Atlantic Ocean - died at sea
LIDGERWOOD, Geoffrey Frank
11436
Killed
Aircraftman 1
Accidental ground accident Ballarat
LIGHTBODY, Robert Thomas
415668
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. from U.K target Sofia Marshalling Yds. Bulgaria
LINDLEY, George Grey
427712
Killed (POW)
Pilot Officer
Prisoner of War Celebes
LINDSAY, Edmund Mailer
400058
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Greece
LINDSEY, Robert Collyer
406218
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. From Australia Timor
LINTON, Norman Royce
410605
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Accidental U.K
LISTON, Ward Joseph
431847
Killed
Flying Officer
Killed air ops. Ceram Island Dutch East Indies
LITTLEJOHN, William Edward
4629
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident Brewster Vic. Australia
LLOYD, Hugh Herbert
401508
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Newark UK
LOCKHART, Joseph
401041
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Far East, Malaya.
LOCKLIER, Norman Edward
419321
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle North Sea Hasselt Belgium
LODGE, Wallace Eugene
407868
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Italy
LONDON, Alexander Edmund
429708
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
LONG-INNES, George Selwyn
402293
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle target floating docks at Keil,Germany
LONGSON, Charles Douglas Leslie
415338
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Bay of Biscay
LOONAM, Edward James
428725
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle near Hareid Island Norway
LORD, John James
409158
Killed
Warrant Officer
Accidental East Sale VIC. Australia
LORRAINE, Daniel
430916
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Parkes N.S.W
LOUGHNAN, Justin Francis
18119
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops over Germany target Duisburg
LOVELL, Eric James
429977
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Jervis Bay N.S.W Australia
LOVELL, John Henry
408145
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops from the Uk. Target Genoa.
LOW, Keith Mervyn
435733
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Borneo
LOWRY, Samuel Keith
400559
Killed
Pilot Officer
Accidental UK Exeter airfield
LOWTHER, Ronald Charles
404179
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle France
LOWTHER, Thomas Ronald
418752
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Romania
LUCY, Harry Kenoloch
409560
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
LUEDEKE, Clifford Douglas
406809
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Belgium target Dusseldorf Germany.
LUPTON, James Samuel
428331
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. Target Frankfurt Germany
LYALL, William Brian
419661
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Tergnier France
LYNEHAM, Alan Robert
415671
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle NW Europe
LYNN, William Archibald
419050
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Hepburn Moore Northumberland U.K
LYONS, Kenneth Marcus Denbigh
404752
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Air ops target Konigsberg Germany

Acknowledgements

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