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
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
BALL, Eric Frank
416647
Discharged
Flying Officer
2 AD
BALL, Walter Laurence
428019
Discharged
Warrant Officer
ACAC
BALLANTYNE, Arthur George Chris
415852
Discharged
Warrant Officer
40 SQN
BALLANTYNE, Donald
415605
Discharged
Flying Officer
S O Adm
BALLEINE, Bernard George Payn Lovelock
407280
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Colombes-on-de Ille- Marante France - 460 SQN
BALLENDEN, Reginald John
438588
Discharged
Warrant Officer
112 ASRF
BALSHAW, Ronald
427283
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 STTE
BALSTON, Peter
406767
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
20 SQN
BAMPTON, Charles Melville
402701
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
5 OTU
BANDY, John Percy William
401021
Killed (POW)
Sergeant
Believed POW missing air ops. Coral Sea, off New Guinea. - 20 SQN
BANKS, Bruce Masterton
418243
Discharged
Flying Officer
3 AFU
BANKS [DFC], Ronald Rex
417443
Discharged
Warrant Officer
ACAC
BANNEAR, Ronald Kenneth
407817
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle North Sea - 48 SQN
BANNISTER, Francis Christopher
437107
Discharged
Flying Officer
2 AOSch
BANWELL, Desmond Arthur
416921
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
W/T Stat Adelaide
BARBERIS, Charles
400111
Discharged
Sergeant
RAD D&I Melb
BARCLAY [DFC], Robert Montrose
400168
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
3 RFU
BARKER, Gilbert Lawson
445502
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig Sch
BARKER, John Gregory
415491
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RAF Cranfield
BARKER, Reginald Earl
431084
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
ADHQ VIC
BARKER, Ronald Carlyle
431988
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
BARKLA, Edward Sowden
441834
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
HQ N/W
BARKLA, Richard Geoffrey
415374
Discharged
Pilot Officer
112 ASRF
BARKLA [DFC], Frank Maxwell
407924
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
462 SQN
BARLOW, Charles Alfred
427790
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops.Hamberg Ruhr Germany - 115 SQN
BARNARD, John William Geoffrey
432088
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 AHU
BARNARD, Robin Edgell
404464
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. India area, Akyab Harbour - 113 SQN
BARNARD, William Cairns
436958
Discharged
Warrant Officer
94 Sqn
BARNDEN, Leo Ronald
437207
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in air ops. South Lincoln England - 460 SQN
BARNES, Edward Albert
415853
Discharged
Warrant Officer
2 AD
BARNES, John Henry Hadden
410865
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
7 OTU
BARNES, Neville Wilfred
436952
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
BARNES, Raymond Thomas
21673
Discharged
Warrant Officer
11 Per Dep
BARNES, Vernon Stewart
406324
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Aegean Sea - 38 SQN
BARNES, William George Gordon
415869
Discharged
Flying Officer
2 AOSch
BARNES, William Thomas
30581
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Peak District U.K - 27 OTU
BARNETT, Keith Frederick
449082
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BS LAV.
BARNETT, Kenneth Henry
427611
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle over Germany - 170 SQN
BARNIER, Colin Samuel
412048
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
8 OTU
BARR, Alan Leitch
419628
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
BARR, Edward Anthony
444624
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
BARRATT, John Leslie
416088
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
4 Per Dep
BARRETT, Brian Weston
429907
Discharged
Flying Officer
9 ACHU
BARRETT, Dean
437108
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
2 AD
BARRETT, Douglas George
417275
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK Target Berlin Germany - 463 SQN
BARRETT, Dudley Gladstone
407887
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
2 A AMB U
BARRETT, George Pickering
410434
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BRD W ACSEA
BARRETT, Maxwell George Augustus
409650
Discharged
Corporal
7 AD
BARRETT, Wilson Hugh
417445
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
7 OTU
BARRETT-LENNARD, Francis Graham
427405
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Gardening over Pomeranian Bay, Germany - 90 SQN
BARRETT-LENNARD, John Allen
406709
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident United Kingdom - 1658 Conv
BARRIE, William Horace
409016
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
37 SQN
BARRINGTON, Arthur Henry
400339
Discharged
Warrant Officer
HQ London
BARRON, Harold Lawrence
27266
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle over Germany - 57 SQN
BARRY, Brian Robert
429908
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
1 SQN
BARRY, Kevin Charles
442414
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
BARRY, Maxwell Rae
419764
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
463 SQN
BARRY, Robert Percival
427426
Discharged
Flying Officer
9 AHU Raf Gamston
BARRY-BROWN, Frederick William
400248
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
23 SQN
BARTHOLOMEW, Jack Hubert Monash
407960
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
Lav
BARTLE, Murray Thomas
415753
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
PHU
BARTLETT, Frederick James
450208
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
BARTLETT, Gordon Thomas
449719
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WATS
BARTLETT [DFM], Jocelyn Coyte
406801
Discharged
Flying Officer
AGS
BARTON, Edmund Hugh
425091
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
SIG Sch
BARTON, Jeffrey Ernest
410206
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
5 T&MO
BARTRAM, Ronald
416820
Discharged
Flying Officer
3 AOSch
BARTSCH, Robert Alexander
406284
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East - ME
BASSHAM, Albert James
442593
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
102 SQN
BASTERFIELD, Walter Arthur
449866
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig Sch
BASTIAN, John Harcourt
406685
Discharged
Flying Officer
Sig Sch
BASTICK, John Edward
408037
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
21 SQN
BASTINN, Keith Eric
443496
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
36 SQN
BASTOW, Harold Samuel George
408669
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
12 SQN
BASTRUP, Eric Edward
401022
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
12 SQN
BATE, Alfred Vincent Eric
431161
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying accident New Guinea - 7 SQN
BATEMAN, George William
417327
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France target Prouville France - 463 Sqn
BATEMAN, Peter Hammond Lindsay
415221
Discharged
Flying Officer
13 SQN
BATES, Bernard Samuel
406513
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Ambon Indonesia Laha N.E.I. - 13 SQN Darwin
BATES, Walter Voss [Snow]
410296
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Taiwan - 20 Sqn
BATH, Ewen Arnold
432639
Discharged
Flying Officer
5 Operational TU
BATTY, Charles Edward
441835
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 C R Dep
BATTY, Robert Allan
417784
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying accident N.S.W Australia - 3 COM Unit
BAUER, Keith Wilfred Clark
419798
Discharged
Flying Officer
100 SQN
BAULDERSTONE, Dennis Leslie
416112
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Missing non-op. Flight Lady Julia Percy Island Australia. - 2 AOS
BAUM, Leonard Leslie
437486
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
75 BASE
BAVERSTOCK, Herbert Charles
427489
Discharged
Pilot Officer
3 AOSch
BAWDEN, William Dobie
422832
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
RAF STN DALLACHY
BAXTER, Daniel Thomas
450238
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
BAXTER, William Alexander
449414
Discharged
Sergeant
1 WAGS
BAXTER, William James
117819
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig Sch
BAYLY, Allan Sydney
442322
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
BEACH, Charles
444319
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GTS Wagga
BEAL, Ian James
427866
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 STT TAF
BEALE, Herbert Eldon
403021
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Algeria - 179 SQN
BEAR [DFM], Ernest Lyall Minchin
427583
Discharged
Flying Officer
625 SQN
BEARD, Leonard William
445846
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
BEARD, Robert
29888
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France target Juvisy France - 466 SQN
BEARD, Stanley Alfred
434320
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
BEARDMAN, Douglas Aubrey
406285
Discharged
Flying Officer
AFHQ
BEARE, Cedric Alva
442487
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BEATON, Douglas Neil
419923
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1WAGS
BEATON, Maxwell Scott
438850
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
BEATTIE, Donald William
408161
Killed
Warrant Officer
Illness Tasmania - 6 Rec Cent
BEATTIE, William Robert
455078
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
BEBBINGTON, Raymond Leslie
437746
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
8 SQN
BECK, Rex Bernard
407024
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
2 SQN
BECKETT, John Barry
406768
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 SQN
BECKHAM, Gordon Bartlett
431549
Discharged
Warrant Officer
25 SQN
BECKWITH, Ivan George
407095
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 BAGS Evans H
BEDDOE, Donald Cosmo
401731
Killed (POW)
Flying Officer
Shot down over Itain Islands Banda Sea POW - 2 SQN
BEDFORD, Robert
442861
Discharged
Sergeant
1 WAGS
BEECHER, Thomas Francis
410208
Killed (POW)
Warrant Officer
Air ops.Wesseling, Germany - 51 BASE HQ
BEECHEY, Geoffrey Jules
410298
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 OTU
BEEDHAM, Colin Godfrey
430639
Discharged
Aircraftman 1
Sigs Sch Point Cook
BEER, Arthur David Duckworth
436175
Discharged
Flying Officer
467 SQN
BEER, Donald Harcourt Wallace
415754
Discharged
Flying Officer
9 AHU
BEER, James
427791
Discharged
Warrant Officer
2 AOSch O51937
BEER, Ronald Thomas
431604
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
24 SQN
BEHAN, Charles Bartlett
419286
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
BEINKE, Dudley Raymond
406136
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in action flying battle on the coast off Holland. - 460 SQN
BELFORD, Walter Wallis
436694
Discharged
Warrant Officer
21 PTC
BELL, Alan Frank
419924
Killed
Sergeant
Flying Accident Cromarty Firth Scotland UK - 4 OTU
BELL, Andy
441501
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
21 SQN
BELL, Daniel Norman
406822
Discharged
Sergeant
76 OBU
BELL, David
406430
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle, died at sea, Spain - RAF
BELL, Douglas Charles
406286
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. Middle East Gulf of Pentalion - 38 SQN
BELL, Douglas Graham
416922
Discharged
Warrant Officer
102 SQN HB
BELL, Douglas John
440891
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
BELL, George
444172
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
AGS
BELL, John Graham
419945
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
40 OBU
BELL, John Robert
404137
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
216 SQN
BELL, Neil Charles
401732
Discharged
Flying Officer
200 Flight
BELL, Noel Patrick
419024
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
4 COMM
BELL, Ralph Norman
436718
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
BELL, Paton
406589
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. from the U.K target Mainz. - 150 SQN
BELLERT, Morris Ambrose
404001
Killed
Flying Officer
Air battle - plane crashed into the sea , New Guinea. - 82 SQN
BELLEVILLE, Kenneth William
428560
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 PD
BELLIS, John
406385
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
76 Wing
BELOT, Theodore Albert
408382
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Non-operational flight North Sea - 27 OTU
BENDALL, Jabez Kevin
419604
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops target Giessen, Germany - 227 SQN
BENJAMIN, Paul Timothy
401733
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1 Med Reh
BENN, Fred Edwin
428083
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
49 OBU
BENN, Roy Ernest
402197
Discharged
Warrant Officer
32 SQN
BENNETT, Alfred Stevenson
407818
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. UK convoy strike off Den Haag, North Sea. - 407 SQN
BENNETT, Edward Charles
443959
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 WAGS
BENNETT, James Frederick Morgan
404195
Killed (POW)
Warrant Officer
Prisoner of War Germany - 11 SQN POW
BENNETT, Keith Campbell
407992
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle North West Europe - 460 SQN
BENNETT, Kenneth Jack
401409
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Aegean Sea - 14 SQN
BENNETT, Reuben Harry
419952
Discharged
Flying Officer
RAAF Lav
BENNETT, Robert Stanley
407981
Discharged
Warrant Officer
7 OTU
BENNETT, Terence Charles
427758
Discharged
Pilot Officer
51 SQN
BENNETT, William Donald
444846
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
7 T&MO
BENNEWITH, Geoffrey Keith
415004
Discharged
Flying Officer
35 SQN
BENNINGTON, Alan Walter
436049
Discharged
Warrant Officer
ACAC
BENSON, Ernest Edgar
406913
Discharged
Warrant Officer
EA HQ
BENT, Thomas Edward
415066
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle N.W Europe - 460 SQN
BENTLEY, Kevin William
439141
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig. Sch. Pt Cook
BENTON, Jack William Kitchener
449509
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
AGS
BERKEFELD, Andreas Allan
419792
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GRSch
BERKLEY, Robert Ernest
401410
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Middle East - HQ RAF
BERNAU, Ernest Frederick
5852
Discharged
Wing Commander
Department of Air

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