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
SAMPEY, William Albert
427153
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 463 SQN
SAMPSON, Frederick Richard
417520
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Over France target Villeneuve France - 78 SQN
SAMS, Laurence James
407834
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle N.W. Europe - 460 SQN
SAPWELL, Leonard Robert
116599
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Borneo - 24 SQN
SAUNDERS, Raymond Kenneth
406814
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Netherlands - 432 SQN
SAWTELL, Arthur Hartley
417521
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Baltic Sea - 75 SQN
SCHEADEL, Garnet Keith
437213
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops over France target Bois de Cassan. - 467 SQN
SCHELDT, Vernon John
426691
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops from UK flying battle France - 463 SQN
SCHOFIELD, Albert Charles
406153
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 35 SQN
SCHOFIELD, John Charles
407377
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Accidently drowned Mannum S.A - Base Torp
SCHOTT, Keith Jacob
419594
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Revigny France - 467 SQN
SCOTT, Colin Robert
407990
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle the North Sea - 1RAF Dep
SCOTT, Geoffrey Colin
407378
Killed
Flying Officer
Died as a result of iIlness - India - 194 SQN
SCOTT, Henry Douglas
410611
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Berlin Germany - 467 SQN
SCOTT [DFM], John Maxwell
404043
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Germany target Essen. - 460 SQN
SEMPLE, Douglas George
26741
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in action [Flying battle] Ampul Island New Britain - 22 SQN
SEYMOUR, William Rex
407808
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops from the UK flying battle Crozon Finistere France - 207 SQN
SEYMOUR [DFC], Lawrence Alfred
402208
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. near Rome Italy - 22 PTC
SHANNON, Mabel Eileen
95487
Killed
Sergeant
1 WAGS
SHAPCOTT, Wilfred
419503
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Scotland, U.K - RAF W/Freugh
SHEARD, Lauri Edwin
416369
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Buna New Guinea - 12 R&SU
SHEARER, John Garnet
428510
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Mediterranean Sea - 18 SQN (CMF)
SHEEAN, Brian Leo
409855
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France - 466 SQN
SHEEAN, Lorin James
410014
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From the U.K - 76 SQN
SHEPLEY, Kenneth Maxwell
407458
Killed
Flying Officer
Aircraft accident Cairns Qld. Australia - 1 OTU
SHERWOOD, Raymond Collard
427559
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle NW Europe - 460 SQN
SHIELD, Vernon Rippon
428055
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle, target shipping in Alesund Harbour, Norway - 248 SQN
SHIPARD, John Charles
416895
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident in the East Mediterranean Sea - 22 PTC
SHOESMITH, George Arthur
427560
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Konigsberg Germany - 467 SQN
SHORT, Max Cameron
417242
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Aegean Sea, Middle East - 454 SQN
SHORTAL, John Lourdes
430943
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Frankfurt Germany - 50 SQN
SHYING, Henry Samuel
420068
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Italy - 458 SQN
SIDES, Frederick Gordon
419347
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle North Sea - 455 SQN
SIEBERT, John Augustine
416897
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air Ops. Middle East - 454 SQN
SIMPSON, Allen Ralph
417004
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental Bass Straight Australia - 1 OTU
SIMPSON, Claude Bertram
427954
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Duisburg Germany - 463 SQN
SIMPSON, James Watt
400570
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops.night bombing mission over Gasmata Airfield. Hudson crashed on Urai Island off Gasmata New Guinea - 32 SQN
SIMPSON, Norman Henry
401053
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. from the U.K ,target Dusseldorf, Germany - 460 SQN
SIMPSON, Ralph Mervyn
406684
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Middle East - 454 SQN
SINCLAIR, Donald
415742
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Williamtown Australia - 4 OTU Wlm
SINCLAIR, Walter Samuel
415199
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops Tunisia, Middle East - 40 SQN
SKEGGS, Malcolm John
30902
Killed
Corporal
Died of illness Tuberculosis Ballarat Victoria, Australia - 1 ED Hosp Pool
SKINNER, Garfield Lloyd
407461
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle N.W. Europe - 1 RAF DEP
SLADE, Alfred Byrne
407651
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Mediterranean Sea - 38 SQN
SLAUGHTER, William Thomas
434658
Killed
Flying Officer
Accidental [ Plane crash] Canada - 8 OTU
SLOMAN, George Sarsfield
403036
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Missing air ops. U.K target Berlin Germany. - 35 SQN
SLOMAN, Maxwell Glenbervie
427357
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Batavia - 42 SQN
SMAIL, Thomas Giles
400184
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Baheira Middle East - 14 SQN
SMALL, William Thomas
75129
Killed
Aircraftman 1
Died as a result of illness, Ballarat Vic. - 1 WAGS Ballarat
SMART, Edmond Rhys
417006
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air operations Mediterranean Sea - 61 SQN
SMITH, Frederick Cecil
38259
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying accident Pearce, Western Australia. - 25 SQN
SMITH, Norman Henry
431898
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident near Ballarat Vic. Australia - 1 WAGS
SMITH, Peter
407993
Killed
Warrant Officer
Accidental U.K - W Freigh
SMITH, Raymond Charles
431219
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Non-operational flight crashed in the vicinity of Paynesville VIC. - 1 OTU
SMITH, Roy Stanley
417527
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 7 SQN UK
SMITH, Sidney Wallace
410819
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle France - 463 SQN
SMITH, Phillip Francis
427206
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Homberg Germany - 75 SQN NZ
SMITH, Ronald George
433513
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Broome Western Australia - 31 Sqn
SNOOK, Graham Ernest
415743
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. from the U.K, over the Baltic Sea. - 138 SQN
SOLOMON, Rex Lindsay
408149
Killed
Flying Officer
Killed in aircraft accident off Jervis Bay - BPU
SOUTH, Edgar
401054
Killed (POW)
Warrant Officer
Missing Far East reported P.O.W. in Japanese hands. Died whilst P.O.W in Thailand - 100 SQN
SPAFFORD [DFM, DFC], Frederick Michael
407380
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. from the U.K target Dortmund-Ems Canal - 617 SQN
SPEAK, Leslie George
436108
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Ladbergen Germany - 49 SQN
SQUIRE, John Manuel
407952
Killed (POW)
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East, POW - 104 SQN POW
STANDLEY, Malcolm John
407303
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops from the U.K, flying battle France. - 76 SQN
STANLEY, Lloyd George
404027
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops approx. 30 miles S.E. Gasmata New Britain - 20 SQN
STANLEY, Patrick Fraser
430846
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Borneo - 24 SQN
STANTON, Norman Robert
435250
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Cape Binta, Celebes - 30 Sqd.
STAPLETON, John Edward
416898
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Aegean Sea - 454 SQN
STARLING, James
408886
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. New Guinea area - 7SQN
STEFFAN, James Pat
429643
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops target St. Leu D'Esserent France - 467 SQN UK
STENHOUSE, Hugh
430067
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Brest France - 7 SQN UK
STEPHENS, Henry Raynor
404304
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea - 1 OTU
STEVENS, Norman Albert
429675
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Hungary - 70 SQN
STEVENS, Raymond Stanley
416292
Killed
Sergeant
Illness Brisbane - 8 SFTS
STEVENSON, John Hunter
402042
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air Ops. Feni Bangladesh - AHQ India
STEWART, Kevin Ellsmore
400571
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Tobruk - 223 SQN
STEWART, John Galloway
428371
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 467 SQN
STOPHER, Robert Douglas
415695
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. from UK,target Bochum Germany - 466 SQN
STORMON, John Francis
415057
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Timor - 2 SQN
STOTT, William
407563
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. From the U.K - 120 SQN
STOVELL, Cecil
404220
Killed
Warrant Officer
Illness U.K - 456 SQN
STUART, Mark
419440
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Stettin - 619 SQN
STUDMAN, Leslie George
415745
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Bay of Biscay - 461 SQN
STURGES, Peter
427035
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops from the U.K - 620 SQN
SUBLET, Montrose Edward
406582
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Middle East - 244 SQN
SULLIVAN, Francis Xavier
449405
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Non-operational flight Milne Bay - 33 SQN
SULLIVAN, Roger Edwin
431879
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident near Orbost VIC. Australia - 1 OTU
SULLIVAN [GM], Maurice Anthony
400359
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. From UK - 7 SQN
SWAIN, John Kenneth
407994
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. from the U.K target Dusseldorf Germany. - 460 SQN
SWAN, Jack Edward
419234
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. target Tergniser France - 466 SQN
SWAN, Robert Alfred
404221
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. Balikpapan - 43 SQN
SWEENEY, Francis Raymond
427959
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops Romania - 40 SQN
SWEETNAM, Eric William
408077
Killed
Pilot Officer
Accidental Jervis Bay NSW Australia - B/Torpedo Nowra
SYMONDS, Peter Louis
408054
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Germany target Berlin Germany. - 1660 COM

Acknowledgements

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