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
WAGNER, Roy Alexander
432458
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea
WALES, Peter Henry
427963
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. Target Wiesbaden Germany
WALKER, Arthur Adnah
406907
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Solomon Islands
WALKER, Cecil Gloucester
406336
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle England
WALKER, Charles William
407956
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. From UK target Hanover Germany
WALKER, Frederick Archibald
407383
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Ceduna South Australia.
WALKER, Raymond Thomas
410762
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Denmark
WALL, Michael Joseph
49326
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Borneo
WALLACE, Charles Martin
38377
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying accident Brewster Victoria Australia. Pilot
WALLWORK, Ralph Stanley
400360
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle U.K
WALTER, Percy William Keith
434485
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France
WALTERS, Maurice
415203
Killed
Warrant Officer
Illness New South Wales Australia.
WALTERS, David Ward
407307
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Kota Bharu, Malaya
WALTON, Frank Rupert
401290
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident, Sale Victoria Australia
WALTON, Harold Oscar
408894
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident MacDonald Airfield Northern Territory, Australia
WARD, John Ashhurst
407656
Killed
Flying Officer
Missing air ops. Anti-submarine patrol N.E. Brisbane Australia
WARD, Kenneth William
409780
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
WARD, William Garth
407979
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Aegean Sea
WARE, Jack Beaumont
437033
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Konigsberg Germany
WARNE, John Lugton
410764
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. Chevenor England
WARREN, Clifford Young
427047
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. over France target railway yards,Tergnier.
WARREN, Robert James
429838
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK target Sterkrade Germany
WARRINGTON, William Ivon
437909
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK target Russelsheim Germany
WATERS, Colin Keith
437459
Killed
Warrant Officer
Died of illness Adelaide S.A.
WATKINS, Thomas Lincoln
407308
Killed (POW)
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Netherlands target Essen.
WATLING, Edward
17174
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Yetna, Western Australia
WATSON, Lionel Timothy
402300
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental Middle East
WATT, Maxwell Birdwood
415456
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From the U.K Wieringen, North Holland, Netherlands.
WATT, Noel Alexander
404223
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident, Ceylon
WATTS, Hector William Cuthbert
402210
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Westrum, Germany
WAUCHOPE, Archibald William
429879
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Scotland
WAY, Alan Stanley
437634
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying accident Darwin, Australia
WAYCOTT, William John
415706
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. Target Toulouse France
WAYN, David Percival
408073
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Middle East
WEBSTER, Alan Robert
409630
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Cape Simork Dutch New Guinea
WEEDEN, Lionel Warwick
417916
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
WELLER, George Bryanton
406968
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident at Nightcliffs near Darwin on operational flight
WEST, Ronald William
416172
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle New Britain
WESTCOTT, Robert William
401557
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Ceduna S.A
WESTERMAN, Robert Stephen
418779
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK target Tergnier France
WESTERN, Malcolm George
417917
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From U.K target Berlin Germany
WESTON, Alexander Harold
419718
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle U.K
WHEELER, Frederick Walter
400575
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental Red Sea, Middle East
WHEELER, William Robert
400684
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East
WHIBLEY, Leonard Garth
407565
Killed
Sergeant
Killed in action [Flying battle] Norfolk England
WHITBURN, John Albert James
424809
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle North Sea, Netherlands
WHITE, Barry Cameron
418030
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Goodenough Island New Guinea
WHITE, Edward Melville
402097
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle New Guinea
WHITE, Peter Berchman
419495
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. Etampes France
WHITE, Thomas Charles
419560
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Over France target Mailly Le Camp France
WHITE, Garet Sidney
407309
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Malaya
WHITEHILL, Maxwell Elliott
407022
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany target Emden.
WHITELEY, Maitland Shackson
415563
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Stuttgart Germany
WHITTARD, Percival James
416238
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Iraq
WHITTENBURY, Mervyn Thomas
417920
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Over Germany target Gelsenkirchen
WICKS, Brian Price
416815
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in action [ Air collision] Ulceby England
WIGHTMAN, Kevin Frederick
417610
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental England
WIGLEY, Harvey John
407854
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Mediterranean Sea
WILKEN, Charles Leslie
408448
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Timor Sea
WILKINSON [DFC], John Hudson [Jock]
400444
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Killed in action flying battle NW Europe
WILKS, Geoffrey Talbot
419430
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental [Flying accident] North Sea
WILLESDEN, James William
427052
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental [Aircraft accident] Off North Australia Coast
WILLIAMS, Albert Edward
432323
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in action [Flying battle] Norway
WILLIAMS, Arthur Henry
427164
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Nuremburg Germany
WILLIAMS, Maldwyn David Howell
410761
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France target Essen
WILLIAMS, Ralph Henry
410391
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Timor Sea
WILLIAMS, Raymond George
417548
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental England
WILLIAMS, Robert Devon
415370
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air Ops. Middle East
WILLIAMS, Thomas Edward
404148
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Timor
WILLIS, Roy Allen
406543
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle North Sea, Norwegian Coast
WILSON, Gordon Harold
406497
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Aircraft accident Ontario, Canada
WILSON, Henry Leslie
418769
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany target Leuna Germany
WILSON, Lionel Adolphus
403167
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Germany target Hanover
WILSON, Jack Murray Clyde
410405
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Netherlands Target Hanover Germany
WILSON, Newton George
29624
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Bullsbrook
WILSON, Norman Paterson McKirdy
400130
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Crete
WILSON, Robert Houston
400265
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Libya
WILSON, Stanley Alan
419354
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle NW Europe
WILSON, Thomas William
408899
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Northern Territory
WILSON, William Joseph
419451
Killed
Flying Officer
Accidental New Guinea
WISE, Trevor Watson
418033
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea Keaukwa.
WITHAM, William Douglas
404761
Killed (POW)
Sergeant
Air attack on shipping at Koepang wounded P.O.W by Japanese
WITTE, Henry
404149
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops from the U.K flying battle, Norwegian coast
WIXTED, Thomas Joseph
404225
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Burma
WOOD, Kenneth Alexander
419363
Killed
Flying Officer
Accidental Whittlesea Vic. Australia
WOOD, Kenneth Ronald
404155
Killed (POW)
Warrant Officer
Death the result of the sinking of a Japanese Transport whilst a POW
WOODFORD, Alan Mackintosh
410778
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany target Leipzig
WOODFORD, John Hamilton
400187
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
WOODS, Alexander Hillhouse
401332
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea
WOODS, David Vynne
416294
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. between Darwin and Koepang, Timor Sea.
WOODS, Gordon Park
415295
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying accident, Newcastle N.S.W
WOODS, William John
415002
Killed
Flying Officer
Killed in action flying battle Rheydt Germany
WOOLHOUSE, Ross Vivian
415748
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From U.K Scilly Isles U.K
WOOLLACOTT, Roy Herbert
407144
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Air ops. From Australia enermy fire from Gasmata
WOOLSTENCROFT, Bernard Selby
410826
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Germany
WORLEY, Thomas Alfred
407659
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident RAF Edgehill [Shenington]U.K
WRIGHT, Fredrick John
30881
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental off English Coast
WYNN, Ronald Gordon
408605
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle NW Europe

Acknowledgements

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