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
COLLINS, Albert Stanley
415766
Killed
Sergeant
Killed in flying accident Williamtown NSW
COLLINS, Austin James
400871
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in flying accident off New Guinea
COLLINS, Brian
433089
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Anna Bay N.S.W
COLLINS, John Cyril
406772
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Germany
CONNELL, George Roy
427802
Killed
Flying Officer
Accidental [Flying accident] Arafura Sea
CONOLAN, Bernard Leslie Reid
428070
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Non-operational flight near Gibralta
COOTE, Douglas Charles
407763
Killed
Sergeant
Killed in action Finchhaven New Guinea
COPELAND, Gerald Ware
406548
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. from UK Luneburg Heath Germany.
COPPIN, William Hodgson
406773
Killed
Sergeant
Missing air ops. From the Territory of New Guinea
CORNELIUS, Ronald Michael
436789
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops Balikpapan Borneo
CORNWELL, Ross George
429928
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops from UK Target Siegen, Germany
COSGROVE, John Percival
408122
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle N.W. Europe
COUTIE, Barton Irving
405543
Killed
Sergeant
Enemy action near Gasmata Territory of New Guinea
COWLING, Kenneth Roy
419605
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air Accident at Deal Island
COX, Christopher Frederick
407493
Killed
Flying Officer
Killed in action, flying battle , Crete
CRAVEN, Lyndley Dawson
400171
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Nanyuki, Kenya Africa
CRICHTON, George Owen
415893
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident Pearce, Western Australia.
CRIDDLE, Percival Richard
417621
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. from U.K target West of Bergen
CROFT, Robert McKerlie
407199
Killed
Flying Officer
Missing Air ops. From UK Target Lille France
CROMPTON, Eric
401029
Killed
Pilot Officer
Missing air ops.Far East Location unknown
CROMPTON, George William Sergio
404207
Killed
Sergeant
Missing Air Ops. From UK
CROSBIE, Jeffrey David
436683
Killed
Sergeant
Killed non-operational flight off Grose Island Australia
CROSS, Stanley William
415122
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Greenough
CROSTON, David Payne
407821
Killed
Flying Officer
Missing Air ops. From UK Target Lille France
CROUCH, Douglas Henry
415021
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Netherlands
CUBITT, Colin Lloyd
408027
Killed
Pilot Officer
Killed in Air ops. India Crashed into the sea in the Bay of Bengal
CULHANE, Maurice Michael
438382
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air accident non-operational flight Orbost VIC. Australia
CULLEN, Douglas Raymond
406095
Killed
Flying Officer
Died in aircraft accident off WA Coast
CUMMINGS, Ronald Irving
417812
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany target Berlin Germany
CUNNINGHAM, Alan Forster
418038
Killed
Flying Officer
Missing Air ops. Target Sterkrade Germany
CURREY, George Donald
419033
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Missing Air ops. From UK Target Russelsheim Germany
CURTIS, Stanley Noel
401744
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
DALEY, James David Thomas
419929
Killed
Sergeant
Missing air ops. from UK. Flying battle Atlantic ocean.
DALEY, John Campbell
404014
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle in the Middle East
DALL, Robert Howells
416178
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Solomon Islands
DANN, George Martin
427445
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Missing Air ops. from the UK, France
DATE, John Matthew
427807
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Germany
DAVERN, Owen William John
5312
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air Ops North West Pacific area- Borneo
DAVEY, George Frank
406470
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Middle East
DAVEY, Robert Eric
437403
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle UK Lincoln UK
DAVEY, Walter James
406208
Killed
Sergeant
Missing Air ops. From Middle East
DAVIDSON, David William
418355
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany target Dusseldorf Germany
DAVIDSON, Geoffrey Henry
410219
Killed
Flying Officer
Accidental Scotland
DAVIES, George Bruce
417460
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air accident from the UK
DAVIS, Allan
431280
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Soemba Strait Netherlands East Indies
DAVIS, Kenneth John
431015
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea
DAVIS, Richard Paterson
407285
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Colombes-on-de-Ille-Marante France
DAYMOND, Thomas Albert Charles
429762
Killed
Flying Officer
Aircraft accident- operational flight near Higgins Field Australia
De PIERRES, Raymond Baudoin
415861
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Celebes, Indonesia
De PINNA, James
60211
Killed
Aircraftman 1
Flying battle Koepang Netherland East Indies
DEED, Cyril Keith
30953
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircrash at Oostelbeers, Holland. Target Cologne, Germany
DELAHUNT, Robert William
439573
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Morotai Island
DEMPSEY, Bertie
409790
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air crash Moresby Strait New Guinea
DENNY, Russell Charles
415769
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying accident Hooton Park U.K- A.F hospital West Kirby
DEVERELL, Eric Ernest
410221
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
DEVEREUX, Leslie William
438586
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Borneo
DEVESON, Edward Oliver
415625
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Netherlands
DIAL, Wilfred George Barrett
427615
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft collision Bois de Cassan, France
DICKSON, Robert Walker
401030
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident Methwold Hythe Norfolk England
DIETMAN, John Arthur
417816
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air battle North Witham Lincolnshire UK
DILLON, James McKenzie
427503
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle target Neuss Germany
DILLON, William John
404142
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East
DING, Eric John
407602
Killed
Sergeant
Air Ops. Middle East
DOBBIE, Kenneth William
442311
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental East Sale Victoria.
DOBSON, Frank David
400669
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East
DOCKERY, Graeme Mark
430736
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental U.K
DODSON, Alfred Shurrock
417348
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From the U.K
DONALDSON, Robert Roy
407146
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air Ops. from the Middle East, Aegean Sea.
DONNER, William John
403026
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle target Leipzig Germany
DOUCH, Ronald Eardley
412499
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle New Guinea
DOWLING, Bryan James
419165
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in action Flying battle Trappes France
DOWLING, Terence Eric
417058
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle mission over Frankfurt Germany
DOWLING, George Edward [Ted]
429881
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Missing Air ops. from UK Target St. Leu D'Esserent.
DOWNE, Alwyn Raymond
406326
Killed
Sergeant
Air Ops. Middle East
DRAFFIN, Ronald John
427450
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
DRAHEIM, Leonard John
434625
Killed
Flying Officer
Accidental U.K
DRAKE-BROCKMAN, Desmond James
406553
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Kenya,Middle East
DREYER, Lenard Charles Underwood
407844
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle North Sea
DUFFIN, Kenneth Isaac
402085
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle in the Middle East
DUFFY, Thomas Michael
406438
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Dutch coast
DUFTY, Bruce Fawkner
409097
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident Gypsy Point Victoria Australia
DUNBAR, John McArthur
416661
Killed
Sergeant
Air combat ops. Ambon Timor
DUNCAN, Alexander
38367
Killed (POW)
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Bochum Germany
DUNHAM, Donald William
406522
Killed
Flying Officer
Missing Air ops. From UK Target Russelsheim Germany
DUNSHEA, Clifford Joseph
422936
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. from the U.K target Haramso Is. North Sea
DUNSTONE, Edwin Hartley
415774
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Tumut
DUPONT, Jaques
400114
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Bay of Biscay
DURDIN, Garnet Walter
416149
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Missing Air ops. from the UK, target Gironde Estuary, France.
DURDIN, Reginald Wilton
407201
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental- night training exercise Finningley U.K
DUXBURY, Albert George
400343
Killed
Sergeant
Killed in Air ops. Malaya
DWYER, Lawrence Thomas
434587
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle off English Coast
EASTWOOD, Basil Gilbert
13055
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Salamaua Isthmus New Guinea
EATON, Brian John
431149
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Mount Gambier South Australia
ECKERSLEY, George Keith
404290
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle off Ceylon
EDEN, John Jerram
407496
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Burma
EDESON, William Ross
406716
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft operations over Timor.
EDWARDS, Edgar Bruce
441313
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Philippines
EDWARDS, David Richard James
417295
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft Accident Nhill Vic.
EDWARDS, Kenneth William
400053
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle Timor area
EDWARDS, Neville William Allan
401747
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying accident King Island Tas. Australia
EDWARDS, Peter Colin
38423
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle English Channel
EDWARDS, Terence Oliver
426574
Killed
Flying Officer
Aircraft accident U.K
EKINS, Frank
401619
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea
ELLEN, Walter James
431146
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Bairnsdale Vic. Australia
ELLERS, Frederick Leonard
406142
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental India
ELLIS, John
407497
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Died as a result of illness [Leukemia] Keswick Barracks
ELLIS, Murray Charles
407360
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops from Horn Island, off Cape York, North Queensland.
ELLIS, Robert
427457
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Italy
ELSBURY, Alexander Eric John
415378
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident seaward off Cairns QLD.
ELY, Ronald Walter
26355
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental in the U.K
EMERY, Donald Arthur
416080
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Aru Islands near Timor.
EMERY, George Owen
407147
Killed
Sergeant
Active service aircraft accident Kenya E. Africa
EMERY, William Edward
410593
Killed
Flying Officer
Killed in action from target Oberhausen Germany
EMROSE, Robert Keith
427592
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Rheydt, Netherlands
ENGLEFIELD, Francis John
410965
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying Accident Egypt
EPPS, Charles Thomas
429939
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Aircraft accident 15 miles South of Sale VIC. Australia
EVAN, Neil Grosvenor
417064
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident New Guinea
EVANS, David Henry Robert
427898
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle U.K
EVANS, James
406833
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Nowra
EVERATT, Frank Edgar
427311
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops.target Karlsruhe, Germany
EVEREST, Edward James
427989
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle Bochum Germany
EVERETT, Herbert James
406475
Killed
Sergeant
Killed aircraft accident near Kisumu Africa
FAIRBAIRN, Murray
409528
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle New Guinea
FAIRCLOUGH, Mervyn James
427078
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
FAIRHEAD, Leslie Herbert Ephraim
436696
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle France target Heilbronn Germany
FAIRWEATHER, Gordon
42086
Killed
Aircraftman 1
Died of illness Castlemaine Vic.
FARMER, Allan
436820
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Died in flying battle at Aachen Germany
FARMER, Donald Craig
416251
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. from Australia [air combat] Penfoei, Timor
FARRELL, Patrick John
427504
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Italy
FAWCETT, Walter Douglas
427861
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident near Hardwick, Norfolk England
FEATHERSTONE, Dennis Geoffrey
438726
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Balikapan Borneo
FELGATE, John Mervyn
436371
Killed
Pilot Officer
Missing air ops. Target Brenem Germany
FIDGE, Harold Stanley
409037
Killed
Warrant Officer
Missing air ops. From UK target Leipzig
FIEGERT, Frederick Murray
417470
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Bass Strait
FIELD, Patrick
400054
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East
FIELDING, Tom Illenden
408142
Killed
Sergeant
Ground battle UK Kings Lynn Norfolk
FINCH, Edward Henry
406674
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. U.K flying battle Netherlands
FINLASON, Donald Scott
408907
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Netherlands, N.W. Europe
FINLAYSON, Alexander Douglass
408569
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle NW Europe
FISHER, Douglas Carl Raymond
419931
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Aircraft accident West Sale Vic. Australia
FISHER, Geoffrey Walter
400555
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Crete Libya
FISK, James David [Jack]
408826
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Gulf of Carpentaria
FITZGERALD, Bryan Edmund Richard
400169
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East
FITZGERALD, Edward Charles
436403
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Verona Italy
FITZGERALD, Lancelot Lloyd
88417
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident East Sale Vic. Australia
FLAHERTY, Raymond James
416180
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Hughes Airstrip Northern Territory Australia
FLANAGAN, William Richard
401748
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Vansittart Bay Western Australia.
FLEAY, Alan Kenneth
415939
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental Goulburn NSW
FOLEY, Max James
408143
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK
FOOTE, Arthur James
407557
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Leytonstone Essex England
FORBES, Donald McPherson
406753
Killed
Pilot Officer
Accidental Northampton
FORBES, William Dennis Keith
401498
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident U.K
FORD, Herbert Frank
401632
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East
FOREMAN, Wallace Roy
400173
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Celebes
FORGAN, William Wallace
407639
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle, Cherbourg France.
FORREST, John
406754
Killed
Sergeant
Killed enemy action Darwin Australia
FORT, Clifford Gurney
407101
Killed
Sergeant
Shot down by a friendly fire incident in the Atlantic Ocean.
FOX, Frederick Delanoy
416664
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea
FOY, Walter John William
29904
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK target Cologne Germany
FOYLE, Raymond Charles
410970
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Netherlands East Indies. Roti, Timor.
FRANCIS, Dean Walter
416665
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Timor
FRANKLIN, Harold Kendall
427782
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops from UK target Heligoland North Sea
FRASER, Lindsay Hubert Skene
5103
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Timor
FRAZER, Norman Roscoe
408585
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Germany
FREEMAN, Lloyd George
408647
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident at Sussex inlet near Jervis Bay NSW
FREEMAN, Reginald Thomas Arthur
415777
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Algeria
FRENCH, Keeble Charles
415518
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Lohe Germany
FRIPP, Alan Wesley Giles
427314
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Over France target Revigny Sur Ornain France
FROMM, Frederick Thomas
296689
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle New Guinea
FULFORD, Dudley Francis
406975
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle the North Sea
FULLER, Clifford Jack
407028
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Sidi Barrani, Egypt
FULLER, Kenneth Rosslyn
417632
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
FURSE, William Walter
115476
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Bremen Germany
GADSDEN, Ernest Ronald
418745
Killed
Warrant Officer
Accidental Middle East
GAHAN, Geoffrey Russell
400174
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France
GALLAGHER, Robert William Francis
416947
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Brunswick Germany
GALLAGHER, Anthony Joseph
410595
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Galway Ireland
GALLAGHER, Ronald David
427459
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
GAMBLE, Clarence Augustine Reginald
439646
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Timor
GAYFER, Roscoe Napier Bunning
400556
Killed (POW)
Warrant Officer
Died of illness [POW of Japan] Burma
GERICKE, Philip Kenneth Ross
417298
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Berlin Germany
GERMEIN, Joseph Francis
407362
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle India
GERTZEL, William Kevin
427460
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Belgium
GIBB, Clifford Marshall
402593
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Illness Ballarat VIC.
GIDLEY, Alfred Henry
415975
Killed
Warrant Officer
Accidental Higgins Field QLD Australia
GILCHRIST, Donald Richard
407641
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle N.W. Europe
GILDEA, Frederick Stephen
402288
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Johore Strait Singapore
GILES, Donald Bruce
407498
Killed
Warrant Officer
Missing Air ops from Crete Middle East
GILL, Neil Stewart
408123
Killed
Sergeant
Missing believed killed air ops. Middle East
GILL, Robert Douglas
417360
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle North Sea
GILLAN, Keith
401749
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle New Guinea
GILLETT, Archie Oswald
417831
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Over France target St. Leu D' Esserent
GILLETT, Geoffrey Gordon
415779
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops.Djedeida, Tunis.
GIRLING, Clyde Joseph
419466
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops from Uk
GLEW, Wallis Conrad
410973
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle New Guinea area
GLIDDON, Arthur William Howard
415135
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle N.W.Europe
GLOVER, Bevil Milton
436579
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident near Kingussie, Inverness Scotland
GODDARD, John Endacott
406692
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Crete
GODFREY, David Kirke
406647
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea area
GODFREY, Richard Roy
415521
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Mediterranean Sea
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Acknowledgements

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