1 W.A.G.S People

Over 6,000 personnel were trained as Wireless Operators/Air Gunners and Navigators at 1 W.A.G.S Ballarat during WW2. Approximately 20% of the trainees were killed in Action or on Active Service. Each trainee has a Profile Page with the following information - Killed or Discharged, Service History and where known a 1 W.A.G.S. Course number. Many profile pages include photos and notes regarding Operations, Squadrons,Theatres of War and P.O.W Status.

138 confirmed trainees became P.O.W with 30 listed as dying in captivity.

Below are photos of 1 W.A.G.S. trainees who later served in the RAAF and were KILLED during WW2. These photos have been included to commemorate their sacrifice and service.

Included in the Individual Profiles are photos, newspaper articles and information. Where possible EXTERNAL LINKS are able to be accessed to ensure that all websites and sources are acknowledged. If there have been any accidently excluded please advise on the CONTACT US page. If we have included Photos that are others property it has been done unintentionally and we seek permission. With over 6,000 names we are continously checking and updating our data base. We thank all those who have gererously allowed access to photos and information and commend their committment and continious research. We are more than happy to share our photos and data to families and other genuine websites. Thankyou Janet Bates Website Coordinator.

  Hover curser over photos for names.

GREEN Garnham FrederickJONES Edward KennionJONES Trevor William RobertSCHELDT Vernon JohnLANDSBERG James William

The following Names in alphabetical order are of those airmen who were both Discharged and Killed.

Name
Service No.
Status
Rank
Operations - Unit / Squadron
ABBOTT, James Murray
442667
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
ABBOTT, Kenneth Lindsay
437283
Discharged
Warrant Officer
Beccles RAF
ABBOTT, Lewis James
400167
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Italy - 40 SQN
ABBOTT, Stanley Arthur
436790
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident near Kingussie, Inverness, Scotland - 83 SQN
ABBOTT, William George
415105
Discharged
Flying Officer
251 SQN
ABELL, Jack Billing
442886
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
ABERDEEN, Donald Stewart McKAY
434438
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RAAF Command HQ Brisbane
ABERLE, Douglas Buchanan
427631
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops from UK target Berlin - 460 SQN
ABSALOM, Irvine Edward
410287
Discharged
Warrant Officer
A A Centre
ACKLAND, John Barnes
406546
Discharged
Flying Officer
23 SQN
ACKROYD, Irving
400548
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
7 SQN
ACLAND, Frederick James
436797
Discharged
Warrant Officer
21 OTU
ACRES, Robert Joseph
427787
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle France - 463 SQN RAF
ADAM, Walter Joseph
410934
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air battle Target Nuremberg Germany - 101 SQN
ADAMS, Alan Tamblyn
439858
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
114 Mobile Control & Reporting Unit
ADAMS, Francis Raymond
449269
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
35 SQN
ADAMS, Horace Alfred
427675
Discharged
Flying Officer
W/HQ
ADAMS, James Stanley
437381
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
ADAMS, John Lawrence
402082
Discharged
Flying Officer
16 ACHU
ADAMS, Colin Fielding
39923
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
AFO Central Area Adelaide
ADAMSON, Leonard George
400549
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air battle Gulf of Carpentaria - 20 SQN
ADAMSON, Robert David
404000
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Middle East - 228 SQN
ADDINSALL, Geoffrey William
410586
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 12 SQN
ADDISON, Thomas Joseph
75767
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
22 Sqn
ADSETT, Reginald William
402194
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
HQ East
AFFLECK, Gordon Kenneth
441205
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1WAGs
AGNEW, Keith Gordon
406512
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 SQN
AGNEW, Philip Garrick
75768
Discharged
Flying Officer
200 Flight
AHERN, Edmund James Kiely
404758
Killed
Warrant Officer
Accidental Evans Head Navigational training exercise. - 1 AOS
AINLEY, Robert Shaw
406428
Discharged
Pilot Officer
32 SQN
AITCHESON, Allan Graham
432654
Killed (POW)
Flight Sergeant
POW Netherlands East Indies - 30 Sqn.
AITKEN, Leonard Anthony
436232
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1653 Com
ALBURY, Alexander John
435496
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RAF Beccles
ALCOCK, Norman Lancelot
416817
Discharged
Warrant Officer
23 SQN
ALCOCK [DFC], Charles Raymond
417777
Discharged
Flying Officer
ACOS Hereford
ALCORN, James Alexander
407886
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental [ Flying accident] North Sea - 27 OTU
ALDENHOVEN, Bernard Durham
437565
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
ALDERSEY, Algernon Lumley
407816
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1 OTU
ALDERSON, William Gill
437838
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
ALDERWICK, Robert Bernard
439076
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
8 T&MO
ALDRED, Keith Ernest
13798
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 Per Dep
ALDRIDGE, Frank Alfred
415956
Discharged
Sergeant
5 EMBD Subiaco
ALDRIDGE, Elliot Richmond
416173
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
9 SQN
ALEXANDER, James Kevin
440884
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Eastern Area HQ 3 wags
ALEXANDER, Sinclair Bonar
406135
Discharged
Sergeant
4 REC Depot
ALFORD, Roderick Vernon
404010
Discharged
Squadron Leader
Base Rec D
ALLAN, Edward Isaac
441576
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
HQ
ALLAN, James Lindsay
449178
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Cen Photo Unit
ALLAN, William John
406016
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
1 WAGS
ALLANSON, Raymond Harry
436507
Discharged
Warrant Officer
21 PTC
ALLEN, Alexander George
428114
Discharged
Flying Officer
6 REC C
ALLEN, Angus
417146
Discharged
Warrant Officer
2 AOSch Mt Gamb
ALLEN, David Arthur Maxwell
431934
Discharged
Warrant Officer
23 SQN
ALLEN, Geoffrey
428170
Discharged
Flying Officer
ACAC
ALLEN, Harold Keegan
404760
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Far East - 1 SQN
ALLEN, Henry Keith
418783
Discharged
Warrant Officer
13 SQN
ALLEN, Leo James
430349
Killed
Warrant Officer
Died of illness, U.K - 53 BASE
ALLEN, Leslie Alfred
427418
Discharged
Warrant Officer
ACAC
ALLEN, Richard Francis Peter
415013
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1WAGS
ALLEN, William Llewellyn
407633
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
1 OTU
ALLENDER, Ronald James
419432
Discharged
Warrant Officer
ACAC
ALLISON, Arnold Angus
33961
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
4 COM
ALLMAN, Leonard Charles
436818
Discharged
Warrant Officer
547 SQN
ALLNUTT, Frank John
436745
Discharged
Flying Officer
ACAC
ALLSOPP, William Frederick
408558
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle N.W. Europe target Duisburg. - 460 SQN
ALLWOOD, Phillip William
416479
Discharged
Flying Officer
ADHQ Perth
ALSTON, John Griffin
410290
Discharged
Flying Officer
9 ACHU
ALT, Jeffrey John
402195
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
3 OTU
ALTMANN, Anthony
442317
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
25 SQN
ALTREE, Will
437383
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
ALTUS, Hector Ferdinand
416819
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. from the U.K. Operation Berlin. - 9 SQN
AMBROSE, Alfred Charles
443842
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
112 ASRF
AMBROSE, William Thomas
60033
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
ANDERSON, Albert Lloyd
434720
Discharged
Warrant Officer
4/06/1946 37 SQN
ANDERSON, Alexander Henry
427788
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental Huntington UK - 27 Operational training unit Lichfield
ANDERSON, Claude Allan
438672
Discharged
Warrant Officer
25 SQN
ANDERSON, Donald
424839
Discharged
Flying Officer
2 AD
ANDERSON, Douglas Jack
442541
Discharged
Warrant Officer
21 SQN
ANDERSON, Edward Hassall
408559
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
99 SQN
ANDERSON, Erl Ross
406970
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 AFU
ANDERSON, Glendinning Eric
415616
Discharged
Flying Officer
HQ RAF Mid East
ANDERSON, Ian Wray
409488
Discharged
Flying Officer
29 OTU
ANDERSON, John
18357
Discharged
Squadron Leader
HQSC O31549
ANDERSON, John Colin William
424011
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops.North West Pacific - 200 Flight
ANDERSON, John Donald
437104
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
3 AOSch
ANDERSON, John Ernest
406498
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
5 EMB Dep
ANDERSON, Joseph Lowry
427435
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
ANDERSON, Keith Walter
430852
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
67 SQD
ANDERSON, Louis Henry
439845
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
2 AOS [crse]
ANDERSON, Max
442592
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
2 AFC SQN
ANDERSON, Murray James
416138
Discharged
Warrant Officer
E/Sale
ANDERSON, Peter Noel
431490
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
ANDERSON, Roderick Wallace
431987
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
HQ ADG Morotai
ANDERSON, Stewart Michael Victor
439688
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
36 Sqn
ANDERSON, Stewart Rex
450053
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig Sch
ANDERSON, William Edward
402196
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East - 223 SQN
ANDERSON, Robert Bertram Charles
431711
Discharged
Warrant Officer
School of Air Nav East Sale
ANDREW, Alan Stephen
415715
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
114 MFC
ANDREW, Charles Frederick
401878
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1 OTU
ANDREW, David Thomas
400247
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops.over Burma India - 167 Wing HQ
ANDREW, John Tasman
418241
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle North Sea - 455 SQN
ANDREWS, Crawford Arthur
438479
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
AGS
ANDREWS, Edward Bruce
443021
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
ANDREWS, Robert Charles Crampton
443077
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
ANDREWS, Roy Stuart
428492
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
215 SQN
ANDREWS, Thomas Hamilton
66548
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
ANGEL, Francis John
416139
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
3 AOS
ANGUS, Jeffrey
437215
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RAF Beccles
ANGUS, Julius
429706
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
ANGWIN, George Ronald
441304
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
AGS
ANIVITTI, Maurice Ermini
401408
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Rysum near Emden Germany - 460 SQN
ANNELLS [DFC], Vernon Percy
417939
Discharged
Flying Officer
43 BASE
ANNESLEY, Sydney Kenneth
406282
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East non-operational flight - 223 SQN
ANNETT, Kenneth Melville
410938
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
HQ Pt Cook
ANQUETIL, Kenneth Munro
409491
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
4 COM
ANSTEY, Frank William
410801
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RAF Oakington
APPELKAMP, Kenneth Charles
407634
Discharged
Flying Officer
5 OTU
APPLEBY, Julian Paul Leonard
430002
Discharged
Warrant Officer
2 AOSch
APPLEDORE, Frank Harold
416480
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident St. Georges Basin N.S.W - 6 OTU Jervis Bay
ARCHER, Reginald Bernard
407858
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
1 FBR Dep
ARDILL, John Philip
429901
Discharged
Pilot Officer
459 SQN ME
ARGALL, Bertrum William
444530
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
ARMSTRONG, Bertram Henry
409492
Discharged
Warrant Officer
21 SQN
ARMSTRONG, David Bruce
431081
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
21 PTC
ARMSTRONG, Francis Phillip
416481
Discharged
Flying Officer
Radar Tr/Wing
ARMSTRONG, George Alexander
445307
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
ARMSTRONG, John William
415751
Discharged
Flying Officer
60 OBU
ARMSTRONG, Lawrence Keith
436602
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
ARMSTRONG, Ross William
444734
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
3 OTU
ARMSTRONG, William Morton
415003
Discharged
Warrant Officer
24SQN
ARNEY, Ralph Lawrence
442449
Discharged
Flying Officer
9 Trans & Mov Office
ARNOLD, Donald Stanley Sewell
415602
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1 ITSch
ARNOLD, Eric Stanley
439555
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
Gen Rec School
ARNOLD, Jeffrey Watson
418620
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1651 Comm
ARNOLD, John Douglas
436234
Discharged
Warrant Officer
16 ACHU O313292
ARNOLD, George
407760
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Melos Harbour Greece - 14 SQN
ARRI, James
445065
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
7 OTU Tocumwal
ARTHUR, Cecil Glen
429902
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle target Stuttgart Germany - 101 SQN
ASFORD, George James
436178
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
ASH, Robert Charles Addison
407197
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air battle Middle East - 223 SQN
ASHBY, Bertram Vivian
442542
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
43 SQN
ASHCROFT, Arthur Joseph
415718
Discharged
Warrant Officer
25 SQN
ASHTON, George Normanton
444531
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
ASHTON, Robert Alexander
436598
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle NW Europe France - 138 Sqn.
ASHTON, Rodney Frederick
441378
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
21 PTC
ASHTON, Ronald Anthony
404762
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
1 SQN
ASHTON, Thomas Edward
417778
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
2 EMBD
ASHTON, William Hurlstone
11504
Discharged
Corporal
1 AD
ASHURST [DFC], James
415752
Discharged
Flying Officer
466 SQN
ASTILL, Roland Kenneth
412564
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1WAGS
ASTON, Ralph
437105
Discharged
Pilot Officer
85 OTU
ATKIN, Charles Gordon
401607
Discharged
Warrant Officer
4 COMM
ATKINSON, Robert Walter
441342
Discharged
Warrant Officer
Central Sick Quarters
AUMANN, Edward James
419627
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GRSch
AURISCH, Eric Frank
436362
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
4 AD Mitcham
AUSTIN, William Gordon
401880
Discharged
Pilot Officer
1 WAGS
AUSTIN, Clifton Edward
408617
Discharged (POW)
Flight Lieutenant
460 SQN
AVINS, Roy Wilbur
436137
Discharged
Warrant Officer
100 SQN
AYLMORE, George
415851
Discharged
Warrant Officer
150 SQN
AYRES, Phillip Gregory
438301
Discharged
Aircraftman 1
2 T&MO
AYRES, Richard Leonidas
409014
Discharged
Flying Officer
12 SQN
AYTON, Kenneth John
427423
Discharged
Corporal
25 SQN
BACKHOUSE, Herbert Frederick
406323
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Drowned during aircraft accident Middle East - 162 SQN
BACKHOUSE, Walter John
431548
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 ACFT Depot
BADGE, Gordon Desmond
406989
Discharged
Flying Officer
3 AOSch
BADGE, Kenneth Wilberforce
427279
Discharged
Warrant Officer
4 RADSch
BADGER, Denis Roy
419285
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
8 SQN
BADGER, George Wrighton
441456
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Surplus Pearce
BADMAN, Lancel Collis
416141
Discharged
Pilot Officer
7 OTU
BAENSCH, Alfred Albert
59958
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
BAGG, Robin
442086
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
84 OTU
BAGGOT, Warren Hamilton
407039
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 BAGS
BAGGS, Francis Henry
406038
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. Missing [FB] Burma - Base HQ Calcutta
BAGSHAW, Allen Stokes
427424
Discharged
Pilot Officer
10 SQN
BAGSHAW, Graham Morris
417779
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Germany - 138 SQN
BAILEY, Alfred Henry
440170
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
2 PD
BAILEY, Bernard James
436264
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
35 Per TC
BAILEY, Thomas Leon Ford
406283
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air Ops. Middle East, Tobruk. - 104 SQN
BAILLIE, Leslie Richards
408231
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
BAILLIEU, Ronald George
430687
Discharged
Flying Officer
5 OTU
BAILS, Thomas Joseph
416919
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
200 Flight
BAIN, Leslie Neil
408232
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Middle East Soloman South - 40 SQN
BAIN, Norman
400550
Discharged
Squadron Leader
355 SQN
BAINES, Ian Aubrey
400667
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Egypt - SRFlt
BAIRD, Hugh Allen
400338
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
7 OTU
BAKER, Francis Charles
431059
Discharged
Flying Officer
13 SQN
BAKER, James
402700
Killed (POW)
Sergeant
Air ops.Halong Netherlands East Indies - 2 SQN
BAKER, John William
430206
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
27 OTU
BAKER, Lowell Raeburn
443389
Discharged
Aircraftman 1
5 T and MO
BAKER, Robert Denis
409809
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GR Sch
BAKER, Robert George
437898
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
BAKER, Robert Henry
401730
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 460 SQN
BAKER, Robert Lance
416920
Discharged
Warrant Officer
3 AO Sch
BAKER, Romuald Henry
408550
Discharged
Flying Officer
2 Hosp
BAKER, Thomas Despard
400551
Discharged
Flying Officer
12 SQN
BAKER, William Patrick
441379
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
W/A HQ
BALDWIN, Raymond Thomas
437485
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
BALFOUR, John William
407840
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Kenya - 70 OTU
BALFOUR-OGILVY, Francis Herbert Spencer
429906
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
RAF Dallachy
BALL, Edmund Charles
431372
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
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