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
RABBISH, William Herbert
406903
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Milne Bay
RADCLIFFE, Harry Martyn
407876
Killed
Pilot Officer
Accidental [Ground Accident] United Kingdom
RADLEY, Kenneth McDonald
418175
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany, target Nuremburg.
RAE, Donald James
406681
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Germany, target Berlin.
RAMPANT, Charles Alphonsus
436091
Killed
Flying Officer
Aircraft accident Yanchep W.A
RAMSEY, John Edward
407648
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle North Sea
RAMSEY, William Alfred
416064
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Bay of Biscay
RANFORD, John Colin
436932
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident Windermere Vic. Pilot
RANKIN, George Worland
427742
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. target Cologne Germany
RASHBROOK, Robert William
415917
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Southwell Nottinghamshire UK
RATHJEN, Frederick Herbert
416283
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Oldstone bombing ranges, United Kingdom
RAYNER, Neil Keith
407649
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Koepang Timor
READ, Graham Sydney [Toby]
417118
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Berlin Germany
READ, Isaac Wood
406222
Killed (POW)
Sergeant
Missing believed P.O.W Halong Netherlands East Indies
READ, William Neil
406700
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Air ops. From UK target Lille France
REDFORD, Norman Louis
419538
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. From U.K Flying battle Norway.
REECE, Bernard
427106
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Stuttgart Germany
REED, Raymond George
407877
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. Trapini Sicily
REID, Frank Bruce
429738
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France
REID, John Ruskin
400261
Killed
Sergeant
Ground battle Java
REKDALE, John Sigvald
408594
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle New Guinea
RENNICK, William Herbert
40974
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
REYNOLDS, Charles Noel
400647
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Germany target Essen
RHOADES, Leslie Colin
404045
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East
RICH, Warwick William
427148
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Hampshire UK
RICHARDS, Robert William
407950
Killed
Warrant Officer
Night air ops. Middle East
RICHARDS, Theodore George
402006
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Air Ops. Middle East
RICHARDSON, Paul Walter Wallace
401051
Killed
Flying Officer
Accidental India
RICHARDSON, Raymond John
401017
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Rabaul
RICHARDSON, Raymond Rawlings
406160
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Middle East
RIDGE, Gordon William George
416231
Killed
Sergeant
Flight accident Tallow beach Broken Head N.S.W
RIDGWAY, Keith Halcot
407771
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Beaufort aircraft crash Mariut Middle East
RILEY, John Richmond
415182
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
RIMINGTON, Keith Edward
408595
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. Target Berlin Germany
RITCHIE, Geoffrey Francis
412700
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From U.K
ROACH, William Alexander
415828
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle North Sea
ROBB, Lawrence William
418879
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Denmark
ROBERTS, Arthur Reece
407909
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle N.W. Europe
ROBERTS, Francis Owen
408521
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Milne Bay
ROBINS, Alfred Arthur
436254
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Middle East
ROBINSON, Cavan Beadon
427484
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops Duisbury Germany
ROBINSON, Leonard George
420274
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Padua, Italy
ROBINSON, Nicholas Auber Benjamin
406795
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops.from the UK flying battle Belgium
RODGERS, William Anthony Jordan
436889
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident Vansittart Bay
ROGERS, Herbert
404042
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle Mediterranean Sea
ROLL, Paul Cecil
416287
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Timor
ROLLINS, James Leslie
407036
Killed (POW)
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Germany target Duisburg. POW
ROSE, George Henry
437319
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Over Belgium target Hasselt
ROSS, Alan Barton
417001
Killed
Flying Officer
Missing believed killed air ops. from New Guinea.
ROSS, Edwin John
407562
Killed
Pilot Officer
Killed in air ops. Binbrook Village UK
ROSS, Keith
416192
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Timor
ROTHWELL, Len
419608
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle N.W. Europe
ROURKE, Gerald Alan
415683
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany target Remscheid.
ROWE, John Lewis
402207
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Missing ferry flight [Spitfire] with eight American fighters between Horn Island and Port Moresby. The Spitfire disappeared.
ROWLAND, George Ridgway
409745
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Hughes Airfield, Northern Territory Australia
ROY, Maxwell Keith Gordon
437162
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air operations Courtrai
RUGLESS, George Ifould
417519
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air combat operations NW Europe
RUSSELL, David
415684
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental U.K
RUTTER, Reginald Dixon
404218
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Celebes
RYAN, Desmond Joseph
406797
Killed
Warrant Officer
Accidental Finley NSW fell from motor vehicle
RYAN, John Richmond
422716
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident Vansittart Bay Australia

Acknowledgements

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