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
WAGNER, Roy Alexander
432458
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea - 30 Sqn.
WALES, Peter Henry
427963
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. Target Wiesbaden Germany - 149 SQN
WALKER, Arthur Adnah
406907
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Solomon Islands - OB TVL
WALKER, Cecil Gloucester
406336
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle England - 278 SQN
WALKER, Charles William
407956
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. From UK target Hanover Germany - 14 OTU
WALKER, Frederick Archibald
407383
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Ceduna South Australia. - 13 SQN
WALKER, Raymond Thomas
410762
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Denmark - 149 SQN
WALL, Michael Joseph
49326
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Borneo - 31 Sqn
WALLACE, Charles Martin
38377
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying accident Brewster Victoria Australia. Pilot - 1 WAGS Ballarat
WALLWORK, Ralph Stanley
400360
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle U.K - 142 SQN
WALTER, Percy William Keith
434485
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France - 106 Sqn
WALTERS, Maurice
415203
Killed
Warrant Officer
Illness New South Wales Australia. - CTU Rathmines
WALTERS, David Ward
407307
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Kota Bharu, Malaya - 1 SQN Semb
WALTON, Frank Rupert
401290
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident, Sale Victoria Australia - 7 SQN
WALTON, Harold Oscar
408894
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident MacDonald Airfield Northern Territory, Australia - 18 SQN Nei
WARD, John Ashhurst
407656
Killed
Flying Officer
Missing air ops. Anti-submarine patrol N.E. Brisbane Australia - AF HQ
WARD, Kenneth William
409780
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 467 SQN
WARD, William Garth
407979
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Aegean Sea - 454 SQN
WARE, Jack Beaumont
437033
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Konigsberg Germany - 467 SQN
WARNE, John Lugton
410764
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. Chevenor England - 179 SQN
WARREN, Robert James
429838
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK target Sterkrade Germany - 77 SQN
WARREN, Clifford Young
427047
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. over France target railway yards,Tergnier. - 466 SQN
WARRINGTON, William Ivon
437909
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK target Russelsheim Germany - 50 SQN
WATERS, Colin Keith
437459
Killed
Warrant Officer
Repatriated to Australia (No 7 RAAF Hospital) after being taken ill on 23rd March 1945. Died of pulmonary tuberculosis. Died of illness Adelaide S.A. - 7 Hosp
WATKINS, Thomas Lincoln
407308
Killed (POW)
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Netherlands target Essen. - 460 SQN
WATLING, Edward
17174
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Yetna, Western Australia - 14 SQN
WATSON, Lionel Timothy
402300
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental Middle East - 55 SQN
WATT, Maxwell Birdwood
415456
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From the U.K Wieringen, North Holland, Netherlands. - 106 SQN
WATT, Noel Alexander
404223
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident, Ceylon - 11 SQN
WATTS, Hector William Cuthbert
402210
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Westrum, Germany - 156 Squadron RAF
WAUCHOPE, Archibald William
429879
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Scotland - W/Freugh RAF
WAY, Alan Stanley
437634
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying accident Darwin, Australia - 31 Sqn
WAYCOTT, William John
415706
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. Target Toulouse France - 207 SQN
WAYN, David Percival
408073
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Middle East - 223 SQN
WEBSTER, Alan Robert
409630
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Cape Simork Dutch New Guinea - 30 SQN
WEEDEN, Lionel Warwick
417916
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 463 SQN
WELLER, George Bryanton
406968
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident at Nightcliffs near Darwin on operational flight - 18 SQN Nei
WEST, Ronald William
416172
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle New Britain - 8 SQN
WESTCOTT, Robert William
401557
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Ceduna S.A - 6 SQN
WESTERMAN, Robert Stephen
418779
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK target Tergnier France - 466 SQN
WESTERN, Malcolm George
417917
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From U.K target Berlin Germany - 576 SQN
WESTON, Alexander Harold
419718
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle U.K - 12 SQN
WHEELER, Frederick Walter
400575
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental Red Sea, Middle East - 72 OTU
WHEELER, William Robert
400684
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East - 11 SQN
WHIBLEY, Leonard Garth
407565
Killed
Sergeant
Killed in action [Flying battle] Norfolk England - 83 SQN
WHITBURN, John Albert James
424809
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle North Sea, Netherlands - 455 SQN
WHITE, Barry Cameron
418030
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Goodenough Island New Guinea - 8 SQN
WHITE, Edward Melville
402097
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle New Guinea - 2 SQN
WHITE, Garet Sidney
407309
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Malaya - 1 SQN Semb
WHITE, Peter Berchman
419495
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. Etampes France - 44 SQN
WHITE, Thomas Charles
419560
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Over France target Mailly Le Camp France - 625 SQN
WHITEHILL, Maxwell Elliott
407022
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany target Emden. - 49 SQN
WHITELEY, Maitland Shackson
415563
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Stuttgart Germany - 466 SQN
WHITTARD, Percival James
416238
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Iraq - 1 MEFC
WHITTENBURY, Mervyn Thomas
417920
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. over Germany target Gelsenkirchen - 460 SQN
WICKS, Brian Price
416815
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in action [ Air collision] Ulceby England - 576 SQN
WIGHTMAN, Kevin Frederick
417610
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental England - 1667 Conv
WIGLEY, Harvey John
407854
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Mediterranean Sea - 40 SQN
WILKEN, Charles Leslie
408448
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Timor Sea - HQ NW/A
WILKINSON [DFC], John Hudson [Jock]
400444
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Killed in action flying battle NW Europe - 83 SQN
WILKS, Geoffrey Talbot
419430
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental [Flying accident] North Sea - 619 SQN
WILLESDEN, James William
427052
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental [Aircraft accident] Off North Australia Coast - 11 SQN
WILLIAMS, Albert Edward
432323
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in action [Flying battle] Norway - 455 Sqn
WILLIAMS, Arthur Henry
427164
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Nuremburg Germany - 51 SQN
WILLIAMS, Ralph Henry
410391
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Timor Sea - 55 OB(PP)
WILLIAMS, Raymond George
417548
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental England - 51 SQN HQ BASE
WILLIAMS, Robert Devon
415370
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air Ops. Middle East - 454 SQN
WILLIAMS, Thomas Edward
404148
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Timor - 55 OBU
WILLIAMS, Maldwyn David Howell
410761
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France target Essen - 166 SQN
WILLIS, Roy Allen
406543
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle North Sea, Norwegian Coast - 48 SQN
WILSON, Gordon Harold
406497
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Aircraft accident Ontario, Canada - 9 SFTS
WILSON, Henry Leslie
418769
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany target Leuna Germany - 50 SQN
WILSON, Jack Murray Clyde
410405
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Netherlands Target Hanover Germany - 100 SQN Raf
WILSON, Lionel Adolphus
403167
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Germany target Hanover - 27 Operational training unit Lichfield 51 Squadron Halifax
WILSON, Newton George
29624
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Bullsbrook - 14 SQN
WILSON, Norman Paterson McKirdy
400130
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Crete - M/E POOL
WILSON, Robert Houston
400265
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Libya - 55 SQN
WILSON, Stanley Alan
419354
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle NW Europe - 90 SQN
WILSON, Thomas William
408899
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Northern Territory - 1 EMBD
WILSON, William Joseph
419451
Killed
Flying Officer
Accidental New Guinea - 33 SQN
WISE, Trevor Watson
418033
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea Keaukwa. - 55 OBU
WITHAM, William Douglas
404761
Killed (POW)
Sergeant
Air attack on shipping at Koepang wounded P.O.W by Japanese - 2 SQN
WITTE, Henry
404149
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops from the U.K flying battle, Norwegian coast - 1 RAF Depot
WIXTED, Thomas Joseph
404225
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Burma - 167 WING HQ
WOOD, Kenneth Alexander
419363
Killed
Flying Officer
Accidental Whittlesea Vic. Australia - 1AC Per
WOOD, Kenneth Ronald
404155
Killed (POW)
Warrant Officer
Death the result of the sinking of a Japanese Transport whilst a POW - 1 SQN
WOODFORD, Alan Mackintosh
410778
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany target Leipzig - 15 SQN
WOODFORD, John Hamilton
400187
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 78 SQN
WOODS, Alexander Hillhouse
401332
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea - Rathmines
WOODS, David Vynne
416294
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. between Darwin and Koepang, Timor Sea. - 13 SQN
WOODS, Gordon Park
415295
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying accident, Newcastle N.S.W - 4 OTU WLM
WOODS, William John
415002
Killed
Flying Officer
Killed in action flying battle Rheydt Germany - 467 SQN
WOOLHOUSE, Ross Vivian
415748
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From U.K Scilly Isles U.K - 461 SQN
WOOLLACOTT, Roy Herbert
407144
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Air ops. From Australia enermy fire from Gasmata - 100 SQN
WOOLSTENCROFT, Bernard Selby
410826
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Germany - 9 SQN
WORLEY, Thomas Alfred
407659
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident RAF Edgehill [Shenington]U.K - 21 OTU
WRIGHT, Fredrick John
30881
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental off English Coast - 1 OTU
WYNN, Ronald Gordon
408605
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle NW Europe - 156 SQN

Acknowledgements

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