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
TAPLIN, John Blatch
407607
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed air ops. [Aircraft crash at take off] Isle of Benbecula, Scotland UK
TARRANT, Cecil James
437369
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops from UK target Nuremburg Germany
TASSIE, Douglas Malcolm
407953
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Tunisia
TAVERNER, George Alfred Badge
429835
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops target Stuttgart Germany
TAYLOR, Allan Murray
428481
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Norway
TAYLOR, David Reid
408206
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle New Guinea
TAYLOR, Leo Crampton
410397
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Mediterranean Sea
TAYLOR, Malcolm John
418772
Killed
Pilot Officer
Non-operational flight from Australia
TAYLOR, Norman Allan
401469
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Germany
TAYLOR, William James
407775
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. From the U.K
TAYLOR, Charles Ronald
41804
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Cunderdin, Western Australia
TELFORD, Angus Reginald
437884
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental off U.K Coast
TEMBY, Colin Samuel
416389
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. Pomigliano Italy
TEMPLETON, Rex Bernard
428079
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Mitteland Ems Canal Germany
TEMPLETON, Robert Park
431591
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France
THIELE, Malcolm Albert
416804
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Reedy Creek South Australia
THOMAS, Harold Stuart William
427166
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Bowen QLD
THOMAS, Gordon Ronald
417011
Killed (POW)
Flight Sergeant
Operations with 22 SQN [Boston] Aircraft A28-15 damaged by enemy fire and ditched 30 miles south of Gasmata. Gordon died a POW.
THOMAS, Norman Leslie
407013
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Timor
THOMAS, Norman Leslie
416109
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental Christmas Hills Victoria
THOMPSON, Eric Moore
427220
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France target Friederichshafen
THOMPSON, Walter John Henry
400263
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Flying battle Burma
THOMSON, Donald Thomas
408601
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Timor Sea
THOMSON, James Murray
400682
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental Middle East
THOMSON, John Lindsay Matthews
404044
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air Ops. Middle East
THOMSON, Trevor Andrew
436777
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Over Cologne
THOMSON, Gordon
400573
Killed
Flying Officer
Non-operational flight Machens Beach near Cairns aerodrome QLD. Australia
TIBBALLS, Ronald Vivian
418591
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea
TOLLEY, Dirk Everard
417286
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops from Uk flying battle over Germany
TOVEY, Brian Douglas
29856
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. From the UK
TOWLER, Lambert Charles
427041
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
TRAEGER, Ernest Hugo
417604
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle over Germany. Air ops. From Welford U.K
TREBILCOCK, Colin Eric
417678
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK target Berlin Germany
TREGONNING, Ronald Douglas John
401839
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Darwin Australia
TRELOAR, Victor
416171
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. Saumlaka Indonesia
TREVENA, Alfred Kenneth
410182
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
TRIGWELL, Russell Seymour
415000
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops from the UK
TRIMNELL, Maurice Edward
436623
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From Australia
TROTMAN, Clifford John
409617
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. Target Berlin Germany
TROUT, Colin Joseph
437888
Killed
Flying Officer
Illness Melbourne
TUCKER, Jack Charleton
417433
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed- cause not advised Great Wilbraham near Cambridge UK
TURNER, Ernest Edwin
415952
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle New Guinea
TURPIE, Eric Dudley
415595
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle target Augsburg Germany
TWIST, Colin James
407655
Killed (POW)
Flying Officer
Enermy action from Australia believed a POW
TYLER, Donald Lawson
416160
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Timor area
TYLER, Robert Gordon
408892
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops 140 miles south of Dilli Timor
TYLOR, Jack Wilfred
406223
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. From U.K target Berlin Germany

Acknowledgements

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