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

Acknowledgements

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