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
NAGEL, Walter John
406460
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Netherlands East Indies
NALLEN, Charles Patrick
427537
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Downham Market Norfolk UK
NASH, George Edward
419449
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle NW Europe target D'Esserent France
NASH [DFM], James Alexander
410368
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. Jacquinot Bay New Britian
NATTRASS, James William
442477
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying accident off Japan
NAYDA, Errol Claude
419533
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in action, flying battle, Egersund Habour Norway
NEATE, George Ian Hamilton
419702
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Buru, Maluka in Indonesia
NELL, Frederick John Gordon
400120
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Far East
NELSON, Rowland Clifton
433533
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle New Guinea
NEWBEY, Norman Lindsay
427015
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident Charndon Buckinghamshire UK
NEWMAN, George Henry
427929
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Stuttgart Germany
NICHOLAS, William James
401529
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East
NICHOLL, Laurence Keith
415383
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Aegean Sea
NITSCHKE, Clemence Friedrich
407300
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Aircraft accident, Geraldton
NOBLE, Keith Eric William
424052
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying accident Darwin area Australia
NOLAN, William George
410009
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Germany
NOONAN, Vincent Ormerod
406508
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
NORMAN, Jack
407561
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying accident Jervis Bay N.S.W Australia
NORSWORTHY, Robert Keith
417875
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle English Channel target Cologne

Acknowledgements

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