Memorial Roll Statistics

The following Statistics are taken from THE MEMORIAL ROLL data base. We intend that they provide a collective over view of this important area of the website. The areas included are the ones with the most 1 W.A.G.S fatalities and are not a complete list.

Trainees at 1 W.A.G.S came from all over Australia. 63 were born overseas. 9 Airmen listed on the Memorial Roll were born in Ballarat.

RAAF/RAF Squadrons with the most fatalities of 1 W.A.G.S Trainees. [Under 10 not listed]

Squadron –

1 Squadron - 12

10 Squadron - 15

24 Squadron - 16

31 Squadron - 10

101 Squadron - 10

223 Squadron - 11

458 Squadron - 13

463 Squadron - 25

1 Operational Training Unit - 24

27 Operational Training Unit - 18

53 Operational Base Unit - 13

No. 2 Squadron - 33

13 Squadron - 24

22 Squadron - 11

32 Squadron - 12

111 Squadron - 19

454 Squadron - 14

460 Squadron - 66

466 Squadron - 20

8 Squadron - 11

14 Squadron – 21

30 Squadron - 11

100 Squadron - 33

207 Squadron - 10

455 Squadron - 20

461 Squadron - 12

467 Squadron - 28

 

 

The most common aircraft flown/crewed in with fatalities from 1 W.A.G.S trainees. [Others are not listed]

Lancaster

Wellington

Halifax

Lockheed Hudson

Beaufighter

Boston

Catalina

Avro Anson

Baltimore

Blenheim

Stirling

Dekota

Liberator

Handley Page

Sunderland

de Havilland Mosquito

 

Rank of 1 W.A.G.S trainee fatalities.

F/Sgt – 497

F/Off - 125

W/Off - 109

P/Off - 104

Sgt - 300

FL/Lt - 25

Ac1 - 6

Cpl - 1

Lac - 15

 

Course No.’s and range of numbers of 1 W.A.G.S. trainee fatalities.

Fatalities 0 -10

Fatalities 11 - 20

Fatalities 21 - 30

Fatalities 31 - 40

Fatalities 41+

Fatalities 0-10

Fatalities 11-20

1 WAGS Courses 38,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58

1 WAGS Courses 15,18,20,21,29,34,36,37,39,40

1 WAGS Courses 1,2,4,7,16,17,19,22,23,24,25,26,28,31,32,35

1 WAGS Courses 3,5,6,8,10,11,12,13,14,27,30,33

1 WAGS Courses 9

Navigator Courses 1,3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12

Navigator Courses 2,8

 

Age and number at death of 1 W.A.G.S trainees.

Age 18 - 2

Age 19 - 54

Age 20 - 184

Age 21 - 162

Age 22 - 107

Age 23 - 113

Age 24 - 89

Age 25 - 67

Age 26 - 79

Age 27 - 68

Age 28 - 52

Age 29 - 45

Age 30 - 47

Age 32 - 31

Age 33 - 22

Age 34 - 12

Age 35 - 4

Age 36 - 3

Age 38 - 1

Age 42 - 1

 

Most common reason for fatalities of 1 W.A.G.S trainees.

Aircraft accidents - 299

Air Operations - 854

Other - 29

The majority of aircraft accidents occured in Australia and The United Kingdom.

31 Prisoners of War died as a result of Air Operations, 22 at the hands of the Japanese with the rest whilst prisoners of Italian/German captors.

Illness, Ground accidents, Drownings, Injuries

 

No of fatalities per Year of WW2.

1940 - 4

1941 - 43

1946 - 6

1942 - 283

1943 - 310

Unknown - 1

1944 - 383

1945 - 152

 

The main Cemeteries of 1 W.A.G.S trainees. [Others are not listed]

Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery

Brookwood Military Cemetery Surrey United Kingdom

Cambridge City Cemetery United Kingdom

Choloy War Cemetery France

Durnbach Cemetery Germany

Eindhoven [Woensel] General Cemetery Netherlands

Hanover War Cemetery Germany

Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Germany

Rheinberg War Cemetery Germany

Hotton War Cemetery Luxembourg Belgium

Labuan War Cemetery Malaysia

Lae War Cemetery Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby Bomana War Cemetery

 

The main Memorials of 1 W.A.G.S trainees. [Others are not listed]

Adelaide River War Cemetery Northern Territory Memorial

El Alamein Memorial Egypt

Ambon Memorial Indonesia

Lae Memorial Papua New Guinea

Malta Memorial

Northern Territory Memorial Australia

Rabaul Memorial Cemetery New Guinea

Runnymede Memorial Surrey United Kingdom

Singapore Memorial

Sydney Memorial NSW Australia

 

 

Enlistment locations of 1 W.A.G.S trainee fatalities.

VIC

Ballarat 1

Laverton 2

Melbourne 346

Sugar Loaf Creek 1

NSW

Sydney 68

Darling Point 1

Woolloomooloo 4

W.A

Perth 334

QLD

Brisbane 65

SA

Adelaide 317

TAS

Hobart 37

Unknown

6

 

Theatres of War served in by 1 W.A.G.S trainee fatalities. [Not all are listed.]

Germany [Berlin, Duisburg, Frankfurt, Essen, Munich, Nuremberg]

United Kingdom - England, Scotland, Ireland

Europe - France - Bay of Biscay, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, N.W Europe

Pacific - New Guinea - Milne Bay, Gasmata, Timor, Indonesia - Celebes, Netherlands East Indies, Borneo, Malaya

Middle East - Egypt - El-Alamein, Burma, India,

Mediterranean - Italy, Aegean Sea,Mediterranean Sea

Australia - RAAF bases in Northern and Western Australia, Queensland.

Training bases throughout Australia. One to mention Sale, Victoria.

 

Citations awarded to 1 W.A.G.S trainee fatalities.

DFM [Distinguished Flying Medal] - 18

DFC [Distinguished Flying Cross] - 7

GM [ George Medal] - 1

 

NAA Status of 1 W.A.G.S trainee fatalities

Digitized - 455

Open - 428

Not yet Examined - 297

 

No of Photos on the MEMORIAL ROLL - 1200+

Acknowledgements

UBC Web DesignAustralian War MemorialCity of BallaratNational Archives of AustraliaRSL Virtual War MemorialDepartment of Veterans+39 Affairs