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
GODFREY, William Allen [Bill]
406392
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident U.K
GODLY, William Bernard Turley
400175
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle Middle East
GOLDER, Reginald William
407153
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle NW Europe
GOLDIE, John Hunter
400344
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Scotland
GOLDIE, Peter Charles Herbert
406450
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Crozon France
GOODE [DFM], Ray Marston
407499
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. from the U.K Bay of Biscay.
GOODFELLOW, Keith
409301
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Bairnsdale Vic. Australia
GOODING, Ronald
401209
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops.from the UK over Keil, Germany
GOODISSON, John Francis
401786
Killed
Flying Officer
Died of injuries from aircraft accident near Townsville Australia
GOODRIDGE, Noel
410839
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. Target Le Havre France
GORDON, Andrew
409404
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops from the U.K
GORNALL, George Herbert
402033
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Sumatra
GOUDIE, Nathaniel Robert
401212
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. from the UK South of Greenland
GOUGH, William Ernest Myrie
406844
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental Woodside
GOULD, Robert
427116
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany target Berlin Germany
GOWLETT, Kennedy
426457
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Germany, daylight bombing raids and strafing enemy communications.
GRAEBNER, Everard Charles
436496
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident Oxfordshire England
GRAHAM, Kevin Malcolm Ford
415578
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental England
GRAHAM, Maurice Anthony
410337
Killed (POW)
Flight Sergeant
Missing air ops. from Australia executed whilst P.O.W Ambon
GRANT, Clive Douglas
417070
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Jacquinot Bay New Britain
GRASBY, Brian Gordon
417176
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France
GRAY, Brian Chadwick
407151
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East
GRAY, Maxwell Clifford
407152
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Indian Ocean
GRAY, Oberlin Benjamin Plester
408225
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Timor
GRAYDON, Malcolm Henry
419443
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Holland NW Europe
GREAM, Leonard Arthur
406618
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. From UK target Frankfurt Germany
GREAVES, Alick
404016
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in action flying battle Malta
GREEN, Bryant Francis Kingdom
406804
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
GREEN, Garnham Frederick
406299
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Aden Middle East
GREENWOOD, Stanley Wheatley
400345
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident in the sea off Lancashire UK
GRIESBACH, Arthur Keith
415321
Killed
Warrant Officer
Aircraft accident near Adelaide River, Northern Territory Australia
GRIEVE, Ronald McLennan
410327
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental [air crash] North Sea
GROOM, Rae
408144
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Roddymoor, U.K
GROVES, Robert Bruce
409992
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle France
GUPPY, John Flower
406452
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops from the UK Isle of Benbecula Scotland
GUY, William Trevor
417364
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle N.W. Europe
GUYMER, Harry Robert Alfred
418943
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying accident East Sale Vic. Australia
HACKETT, Michael John
429948
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK target Mailly Le Camp France
HAILEY, Keith Ian
419467
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops from UK target Duisburg Germany
HALL, Garrick Ridley
401034
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. India
HALL, John Patrick
415030
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops from UK Sicily
HALL, Rex Victor
401213
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
HALLIDAY, Alexander Garden
437618
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying accident New Guinea
HAMERSLEY, Leslie Hugh
406216
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying accident Paynesville Vic.
HAMERSLEY, James Sharpe
415140
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident Vivigani Strip New Guinea
HAMILTON, Keith Lambert
434459
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. Fede Fjord Norway
HAMILTON, William James
418836
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Timor
HAMMOND, Louis James
400255
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Netherlands target Dusseldorf, Germany
HAMPTON, Gordon Vivian
408578
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From the U.K
HANNA, Colin Leslie
407642
Killed
Sergeant
Killed in action [Flying Battle] Germany
HANSON, Leonard William
406178
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
HARDY, Maxwell Henry
417072
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
HARDY, Ronald
429799
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops.target Dortmund & Hackarde Germany
HARLEY, Harry Kenneth
437415
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK target Bochum Germany
HARLOCK, George Robert
400347
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East
HARPER, Wilfred
415379
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From Uk over the North Sea
HARRIS, Albert Alfred
417837
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle N.W. Europe
HARRIS, Donald
415529
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Atlantic ocean
HARRIS, John Mackenzie Oberlin
408129
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Sweden
HARRIS, Keith
430734
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Cape Gloucester, New Guinea
HARRIS, Kennington John Hythe
408163
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle N.W. Europe
HARRIS, Ronald Oswald
401624
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle over Crete
HARRIS, Waverley William
426459
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle North West Europe
HARRIS, Terrence Claude
406453
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
HARRISON, Wintfred Patten
415652
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle NW Europe target Berlin Germany
HARTY, William Francis Marcus
427196
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident New Guinea
HASKINS, Ronald Henry
415789
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Died of injuries from air ops. R.A.F hospital Rauceby U.K
HASLAM, Colin Arthur Lee
436910
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in aircraft accident near Bairnsdale Vic.
HASTIE, Peter Douglas
415326
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed seaward air ops.from ex R.A.A.F station Pearce Australia.
HASTINGS, Ian Angus
417482
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. from the U.K over Germany.
HAWKINS, Frank Bryce
407287
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. From the UK flying Battle France
HAWTHORN, Richard Thurston
431448
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
HAY, Philip Carlisle
408105
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Malaya
HAYES, John Joseph
409406
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air accident Island Lagoon South Australia
HAYMES, Leslie Jack
415082
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Germany
HAYWARD, Laurence Rex
411908
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident in the Northern Territory, Australia
HEAD, Graham Neil
431625
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Timor
HEADS, George
400027
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Air accident between Milne Bay and Port Moresby New Guinea
HEALY, Patrick John
416672
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Bass Strait Australia
HEARLE, Herbert Frederick
406758
Killed (POW)
Sergeant
Shot down in bombing attack at shipping Koepang Timor
HEASON, Leonard William
415531
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
HEATHCOTE, Clifford Clark
401440
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. South of Danerie France
HEATLEY, Wilfred Pearson
436194
Killed
Flying Officer
Accidental UK
HEDGES, Graham John
404294
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Far East place unknown
HEHIR, Martin Randolph
408579
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From the UK North Sea
HEHIR, Robert Joseph
407289
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air Ops. Middle East
HEMINGWAY, Colin
417839
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Netherlands
HENDRICKSON, Peter Albion
419937
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Deal Island, Tasmania Australia
HENNESSY, Kevin William
437579
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident Howden Dyke Island, River Humber, Yorkshire, U.K
HENRY, Ambrose James
401819
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
HENRY, Gordon Allan
428312
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental [Flying Accident] North Sea
HENRY, Raymond Cherrington
416181
Killed
Sergeant
Air operations Gasmata
HENSTRIDGE, Leslie Lancedene
416497
Killed
Flying Officer
Crash landed off Cairns, Australia after a patrol flight
HEPWORTH, Walter Allan
406851
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Timor
HERBERT, Donald Norrie
433297
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Keopang Bay Timor
HERBERT, James Joseph
428007
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle UK
HERBERT, John Wallace Mills
417639
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Germany target Cologne
HERING, John Hubert
419001
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Neuss Germany
HERMAN, James Alexander
407713
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental air crash Giru QLD
HERMAN, Ronald McGregor
407030
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident [collision] Malta
HEWETT, Harold Max
419311
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in action NW Europe Louvain Belgium
HEWETT, Maxwell James
437825
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental New Guinea area
HIDER, Robert Henry
433672
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Amboina Netherlands East Indies
HIGGINS, Jack Maxwell
118650
Killed
Aircraftman 1
Accidental ground accident Ballarat
HILL, Frederick Lewis Ian
416674
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
HILL, Ronald James
407768
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident air ops. Nightcliffs near Darwin Australia
HINE, Alexander John
415327
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. To sea off Cairns QLD.
HIPKINS, Maxwell Alexander
400176
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental Darwin
HOBBS, Richard George
415983
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Dutch New Guinea Indonesia
HODGE, Kevin Leonard
417303
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident near York Western Australia
HODGSON, Matthew Roscoe
406529
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Celebes
HOLLANDS, James Albert
429620
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France
HOPE, Robert Edward Herbert
407363
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops Aegean Sea Middle East
HOPKINS, Thomas Alan
430128
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Brunswick Germany
HORE, Samuel Leach
401217
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
HORE, Sydney Ross
416856
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Mediterranean Sea
HORNABROOK, Roydon Sargood
400876
Killed (POW)
Warrant Officer
Prisoner of War Thailand
HORNE, Cedric Alfred Venner
415733
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle Maprik New Guinea
HORSEMAN, Jack Douglas
416339
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Timor
HORWOOD, Murray
407292
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Drowned as a result of a surfing fatality Evans Head NSW
HOSCHER, Rex Alan Charles
412535
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident, Menangle
HOURIGAN, Ivan Patrick
410668
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle target Dormstadt Germany
HOWARD, William Alan
42857
Killed
Pilot Officer
Accidental aircrash Chepstowe VIC.
HOWISS, Gordon Stewart
400202
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Malaya
HOWISS, William John
418842
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany target Augsburg.
HOWLETT, Lochlan James
408846
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Milne Bay
HUGHES, Gordon Henry
417487
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From the U.K
HUGO, Kenneth Colin
415255
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Clackline, Western Australia
HUMPHRIES, Keith Eric
406217
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Egypt
HUNT, John Alexander Richard
407364
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East
HUNTER, Alexander John
437963
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Non-operational flight from Labuan S.W. Pacific. Pilot
HUNTER, Richard James
415661
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Bay of Biscay
HURSTHOUSE, John Wilson
416215
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Vansittart Bay
HUTTON, Ernest Charles
407432
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident U.K
HUTTON, Frank Grainger Vincent
437421
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in action Celebes
HYATT, Joseph Montague
404144
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Pallenbang, Sumatra
HYLTON, James Gavan
416072
Killed
Pilot Officer
Accidental Bundaberg QLD. Australia
INGLIS, Samuel Lindsay
416340
Killed
Sergeant
Air combat operations Hallinoelak,Timor
INGRAM, Lester Neil
410236
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in an aircraft accident Berkshire UK
ION, John Parr
427833
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK flying battle Netherlands
IREDELL, Joseph Hall
408580
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft Accident Dapto NSW Australia
ISAACS, Gerald Henry
409550
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in action [Flying battle] North Sea, Atlantic Ocean
ITZEROTT, Arthur Rupert
401750
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea
JACKSON, Frank Martin
417195
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. Germany target Leipzig Germany
JACKSON, Maxwell Hedley
416776
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea area
JACKSON, Roland Edward
408581
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle U.K
JACKSON, Sydney Edward
416679
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Netherlands
JAMES, Fred Edmond
406870
Killed
Warrant Officer
Killed in action Hungary
JAMES, Graham Stanley [Jessie]
416260
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Hinchinbrook Island QLD.
JAMES, Raymond Edwin
427508
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Bulgaria
JAMES, Selby Ronald
427466
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. near Vienna.
JARDINE, Cyrus
415988
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle target Bohlen Germany
JENKINS, Bede William
403029
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East
JENNINGS, Donald William
407985
Killed
Sergeant
Killed in action [flying Battle] Nagrah Middle East
JEWELL, John Leslie Manton
406656
Killed
Pilot Officer
Accidental, off Queensland Coast Australia
JOHN, Noel Edward
409551
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental, mid-air collision Milingimbi Island
JOHNS, Allan Clyde
417198
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
JOHNS, Russell Archie
402710
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle U.K target Saabrucken.
JOHNSON, Allan Wilson
400118
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
JOHNSON, Conrad Ervin
406301
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Mediterranean Sea
JOHNSTON, Stanley Murray
429967
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Morundah
JOHNSTONE, Robert James
410073
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. from Australia
JONES, Allen Leslie
14233
Killed
Warrant Officer
Accidental, Tocumwal NSW Australia
JONES, Edward Kennion
407679
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Queensland Australia
JONES, Henry Sylvester
436051
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Heilbronn Germany
JONES, Kelvin
410240
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea
JONES, Maurice Robert
430035
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Courtrai Belgium
JONES, Maurice William
417959
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle Germany
JONES, Mervyn Francis
410843
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. East Tormeggiore Italy
JONES, Robert Leonard Frederick
69985
Killed
Sergeant
Died a prisoner of war Celebes
JONES, Trevor Tudor
406621
Killed
Pilot Officer
Aircraft accident collision between aircraft at Little Walden Essex UK
JONES, Trevor William Robert
407867
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air Ops. Middle East
JOPE, Leslie Richard
400434
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle New Guinea
JORDAN, Aidan
429663
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident, Elvington Yorkshire UK.
JORDAN, Bernard Thomas
407825
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Soemba Strait Netherlands East Indies
JURY, Ivor Hilton
437134
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle North Sea target Midtgulen Fjiord.
KEALLEY, Lance Radford
416217
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft collision Timor Indonesia
KEALY, John William
415995
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle North Sea
KEEPING, John Blane
404295
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Malaya target Kluang.
KEER, John Archibald
407366
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Mosul Iraq Middle East
KELLY, Brian Charles Francis
436681
Killed
Warrant Officer
Accidental Morotai Island
KELLY, Joseph Colwyn
407986
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops U.K. Flying battle Atlantic Ocean.
KEMP, Francis Peter
406871
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Timor
KEON, Felix Edward
410242
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Timor
KERBY, James Allan
410673
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. From U.K target Berlin Germany
KERR, Roderick Thomas
401799
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. In sea 2 miles S.E. Of Salamana New Guinea
KEVAN, Harold James
406040
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Burma
KEYS, Frederick Raymond
401220
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental U.K
KIFT, Robert Stanley
410674
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From the U.K
KILLEN, Keith Leonard James
416861
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. Flores Island N.E.I
KILPATRICK, Brian Andrew
408552
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Ambon
KING, James Kevin
406980
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
KING, Kenneth John
436330
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Reims France
KING, Sidney James
410675
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle N.W. Europe
KIRKBY, George Henry
406332
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Egypt Middle East
KITCHEN, Stanley Charles
410347
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From the U.K
KLEISDORFF, Murray Ralph
407695
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. from the Uk flying battle N.W. Europe
KNAPMAN, Alfred Sydney
400806
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying accident near Mildura Vic. Australia. Pilot
KNAPP, Jack Frederick
415664
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. from the U.K. Crashed near Issime, Italy
KNIGHT, Frank
415536
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Dedugdo Italy
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