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
LADYMAN, Brian Carter
436921
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Aircraft accident Lady Julia Percy Island Vic. Australia - 2 AOS
LAMBERT, Alfred Leonard
409318
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air Operations near Crowlands U.K - 97 SQN
LAMBERT, Robert
442351
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental New Guinea area - 100 SQN
LAMBLE, Francis Stephen
400388
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle target Rheims,France - 460 SQN
LAMOND, Henry James
404212
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Sumatra - 211 SQN Far East
LANDSBERG, James William
404759
Killed (POW)
Warrant Officer
Prisoner of War Java. - 1 SQN
LANGLEY, Keith Albert
417496
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental England - 620 SQN
LANGOULANT, Thomas Bruce
406531
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Norwegian Sea - 48 SQN
LAUGHTON, Ivan Alfred Harold
407503
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East - 223 SQN
LAWN, Ronald Herbert
427652
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. over Germany target Berlin. Killed in action Muckendorf, Germany. - 460 SQN
LAWRENCE, Dennis Louis James
404018
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East - 103 MU M/East
LAWRY, Alan Henry
418132
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From the UK flying battle Germany - 100 SQN RAF
LAY, Donald William
408248
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Milne Bay - 100 SQN
LAY, Walter John
408079
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Ambon Indonesia - 13 SQN Darwin
LEACH, Colin Hedley
41352
Killed
Sergeant
Illness Heidelberg Vic. - 1 WAGS
LEE, Cyril Francis
404019
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft failed to return from a patrol off North African Coast - 103 MU M/East
LEE, Mervyn Thomas
410993
Killed
Warrant Officer
Non-operational flight Europa Point near Gibralta - 458 SQN
LEESUE, Clarence Melville
417649
Killed
Pilot Officer
Aircraft Accident King Island TAS. Australia - 1 OTU
LEFROY, John Mervyn
406145
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Derna Harbour, Libya - 24 SQN
LEGGO, Charles Harry Stringer
418134
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Bay of Biscay - 10 SQN
LEISK, Henry
402036
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. Over Bengahsi, Libya - STN Polebrook
LEMIN, William John
427203
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Dusseldorf Germany body recovered Limbourg Belgium - 467 SQN
LENIHAN, Denis Aloysius
416435
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental aircraft crash at Eversley, near Mt. Cole.Victoria Australia - 2 AOS Mt Gabier
LEONARD, Raymond Haines
416436
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle target Gelsenkirchen Germany - 156 SQN
LEVY, Edward Russell
433020
Killed
Pilot Officer
Accidental Tocumwal N.S.W - 5 OTU
LEWIS, Alan Edward
431362
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Celebes - 31 Sqn
LEWIS, Harold Victor
406146
Killed (POW)
Sergeant
Died a prisoner off the Japanese Coast - 211 SQN
LEWIS, Vivian Roy
407104
Killed
Sergeant
Killed in action Atlantic Ocean - died at sea - 201 SQN
LIDGERWOOD, Geoffrey Frank
11436
Killed
Aircraftman 1
Accidental ground accident Ballarat - 1 WAGS
LIGHTBODY, Robert Thomas
415668
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. from U.K target Sofia Marshalling Yds. Bulgaria - 614 SQN
LINDLEY, George Grey
427712
Killed (POW)
Pilot Officer
Prisoner of War Celebes - 21 SQN POW
LINDSAY, Edmund Mailer
400058
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Greece - M E Pool
LINDSEY [DFM], Robert Collyer
406218
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. from Australia Timor - 2 SQN
LINTON, Norman Royce
410605
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Accidental U.K - 27 OTU
LISTON, Ward Joseph
431847
Killed
Flying Officer
Killed air ops. Ceram Island Dutch East Indies - 22 Sqn
LITTLEJOHN, William Edward
4629
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident Brewster Vic. Australia - 1 WAGS
LLOYD, Hugh Herbert
401508
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Newark UK - 467 SQN
LOCKHART, Joseph
401041
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Far East, Malaya. - 36 SQN
LOCKLIER, Norman Edward
419321
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle North Sea Hasselt Belgium - 466 SQN
LODGE, Wallace Eugene
407868
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Italy - 207 SQN
LONDON, Alexander Edmund
429708
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 149 SQN
LONG-INNES, George Selwyn
402293
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle target floating docks at Keil,Germany - 12 SQN UK
LONGSON, Charles Douglas Leslie
415338
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Bay of Biscay - 461 SQN
LOONAM, Edward James
428725
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle near Hareid Island Norway - 455 SQN
LORD, John James
409158
Killed
Warrant Officer
Accidental East Sale VIC. Australia - 7 OTU
LORRAINE, Daniel
430916
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Parkes N.S.W - 5 OTU
LOUGHNAN, Justin Francis
18119
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops over Germany target Duisburg - 115 SQN
LOVELL, Eric James
429977
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Jervis Bay N.S.W Australia - 6 OTU Jervis Bay
LOVELL [DFM], John Henry
408145
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops from the Uk. Target Genoa. - 207 SQN
LOW, Keith Mervyn
435733
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Borneo - 200 Flight
LOWRY, Samuel Keith
400559
Killed
Pilot Officer
Accidental UK Exeter airfield - 1661 C Unit
LOWTHER, Ronald Charles
404179
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle France - 456 SQN
LOWTHER, Thomas Ronald
418752
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Romania - 70 SQN (ME)
LUCY, Harry Kenoloch
409560
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 460 SQN
LUEDEKE, Clifford Douglas
406809
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Belgium target Dusseldorf Germany. - 27 OTU
LUPTON, James Samuel
428331
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. Target Frankfurt Germany - 514 SQN
LYALL, William Brian
419661
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Tergnier France - 466 SQN
LYNEHAM, Alan Robert
415671
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle NW Europe - 455 SQN
LYNN, William Archibald
419050
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Hepburn Moore Northumberland U.K - RAF Eshott
LYONS [DFM], Kenneth Marcus Denbigh
404752
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Air ops target Konigsberg Germany - 463 SQN

Acknowledgements

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