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
PACKHAM, Keith
436776
Killed (POW)
Flying Officer
Prisoner of War Tomohon North Celebes
PAECH, Bruce Vaughton
416188
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Halmaheras
PAGE, Kenneth George
406951
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident off Western Australian Coast
PALMER, Stanley John Fielding
415677
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Stuttgart Germany
PARK, George Laurie
418562
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle New Guinea area
PARKER, Geoffrey Goodhand
427933
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops.target Danube River between Panosova and Grocka Yugoslavia
PARKER, Herbert Gordon
408591
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. Vansittart Bay Australia
PARRY, Ernest Arthur
436658
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Dortmund Germany
PARSONS, Charles James Silas
408089
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East
PASCOE, Gordon Keith
437156
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Yugoslavia
PATERSON, Alastair Semple Burns
406461
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East
PATERSON, David Alastair
427726
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Lost on operations target Nevers Marshalling Yards France
PATON, Alan Franklin
400512
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Bulgaria
PATTEN, Evan Charles
409437
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. Target Dortmund Ems Canal
PATTERSON, Charles Forbes
401048
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed air ops. Tapini Papua New Guinea
PAULL, Ronald Joseph
415912
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air battle Germany
PAVEY, Kevin Ambrose
430939
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Russelsheim near Frankfurt Germany
PAYNE, Joseph Henry
406150
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops Sumatra
PAYNE, Malcolm Henry
417512
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Culmont, France
PEARCE, Arthur
406868
Killed
Pilot Officer
Killed air accident Nth Lagena off Azores Islands
PEARCE, Kenneth Gard
416228
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France
PEARCE, Leonard Ancliff
401049
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. From the UK Sicily
PEARCE, Philip John
427934
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Revigny Sur Ornain France
PEARSE, Lawrence Wilfred
406550
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Germany
PEART, Leonard Henry
416063
Killed
Pilot Officer
Accidental [air crash] Bundaberg, QLD Australia
PEDLER, William Theodore
416608
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From Australia enermy fire from Gasmata
PEGGS, Robert James
415913
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. Orleans France
PENDER, Joseph James
400182
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East
PEPPER, Francis Laurence
417881
Killed
Flying Officer
Air accident near Ferrytown Dononoch Firth Sutherland Scotland
PERRIAM, Howard Alan
417513
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flight accident Skelton, north of York, England
PERRY, George Frederick
406462
Killed
Sergeant
Killed in action Flying battle Sembawang Malaysia
PETCH, David William
437040
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Arafura Sea
PETERS, Norman George
404597
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental East Africa
PETSCHEL, Victor Edward
437562
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle NW Europe target Bohlen Germany
PETTIT, James Frank
427935
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident Brisbane QLD
PHELPS, Kenneth Ross
407107
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle India
PHILIPSON, Ernest John
418299
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From U.K target Stuttgart
PHILLIPS, Harold Arthur
407873
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle North Sea
PHILLIPS, Everard John
415273
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops.from the UK flying battle Germany
PIGOTT, John Michael Daniel
435178
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flight accident Kingaroy QLD
PILKINGTON, Alan George
406042
Killed
Flying Officer
Aircraft accident Japan
PITMAN, Hugh
415046
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea area
PITT, John McPherson
401830
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying crash Fenton Airstrip Northern Territory Australia.
POLGREEN, Sven Robert
416282
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying accident Port Pirie S.A
PONTING, Charles Kevin
434348
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Borneo
PONTT, Kenneth Arthur
442362
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Amuli Nanu New Guinea
POPE, Henry James
407158
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Flying accident South Australia
POPE, Rhodric Leslie
437951
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental UK
PORRITT, Leonard Haig
419481
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target St.Leu D Esserent France
POTT, John Henry
400122
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle, Gasala, Middle East
POTTER, Robert Lincoln
406680
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Netherlands
POTTS, Alexander Peter
402094
Killed
Flying Officer
Aircraft accident Goodenough Island
POWELL, Arthur John
404157
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Aircraft accident Evan's Head NSW
POWELL, Leslie John
406873
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Air ops. From U.K
POWELL, William Stephen
406813
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Timor
POWIS, William Henry
419671
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. From the U.K
POYZER, Arthur Wallace
404468
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Over France
PRATT, William Henry
434897
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea area
PRINGLE, Lawrence James
409592
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. From the U.K target Kessel
PRITCHARD, Fred Leonard William
416995
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Aegean Sea
PROCTOR, Farquharson
8063
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Eindhoven, Holland
PROVEN, Maurice Bert
401050
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Endau,Malaya
PRYDE, William
417232
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle England
PRYOR, Arthur William
415679
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Austria
PUGH, Peter Kimber
416700
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Bass Straight Australia
PURVES, Leonard Lucas
404081
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Giarabub Middle East
PYE, Ronald Harry
428357
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Scotland

Acknowledgements

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