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.

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
BACKHOUSE, Herbert Frederick
406323
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Drowned during aircraft accident Middle East
BACKHOUSE, Walter John
431548
Discharged
Flying Officer
BADGE, Gordon Desmond
406989
Discharged
Flying Officer
BADGE, Kenneth Wilberforce
427279
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BADGER, Denis Roy
419285
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BADGER, George Wrighton
441456
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BADMAN, Lancel Collis
416141
Discharged
Pilot Officer
BAENSCH, Alfred Albert
59958
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BAGG, Robin
442086
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BAGGOT, Warren Hamilton
407039
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BAGGS, Francis Henry
406038
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. Missing [FB] Burma
BAGSHAW, Allen Stokes
427424
Discharged
Pilot Officer
BAGSHAW, Graham Morris
417779
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Germany
BAILEY, Alfred Henry
440170
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BAILEY, Bernard James
436264
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BAILEY, Thomas Leon Ford
406283
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air Ops. Middle East, Tobruk.
BAILLIE, Leslie Richards
408231
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BAILLIEU, Ronald George
430687
Discharged
Flying Officer
BAILS, Thomas Joseph
416919
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BAIN, Leslie Neil
408232
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Middle East Soloman South
BAIN, Norman
400550
Discharged
Squadron Leader
BAINES, Ian Aubrey
400667
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Egypt
BAIRD, Hugh Allen
400338
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BAKER, Francis Charles
431059
Discharged
Flying Officer
BAKER, James
402700
Killed (POW)
Sergeant
Air ops.Halong Netherlands East Indies
BAKER, John William
430206
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
BAKER, Lowell Raeburn
443389
Discharged
Aircraftman 1
BAKER, Robert Denis
409809
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BAKER, Robert George
437898
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BAKER, Robert Henry
401730
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
BAKER, Robert Lance
416920
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BAKER, Romuald Henry
408550
Discharged
Flying Officer
BAKER, Thomas Despard
400551
Discharged
Flying Officer
BAKER, William Patrick
441379
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BALDWIN, Raymond Thomas
437485
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BALFOUR, John William
407840
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Kenya
BALFOUR-OGILVY, Francis Herbert Spencer
429906
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BALL, Edmund Charles
431372
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BALL, Eric Frank
416647
Discharged
Flying Officer
BALL, Walter Laurence
428019
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BALLANTYNE, Arthur George Chris
415852
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BALLANTYNE, Donald
415605
Discharged
Flying Officer
BALLEINE, Bernard George Payn Lovelock
407280
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Colombes-on-de Ille- Marante France
BALLENDEN, Reginald John
438588
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BALSHAW, Ronald
427283
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BALSTON, Peter
406767
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BAMPTON, Charles Melville
402701
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BANDY, John Percy William
401021
Killed (POW)
Sergeant
Believed POW missing air ops. Coral Sea, off New Guinea.
BANKS, Bruce Masterton
418243
Discharged
Flying Officer
BANKS, Ronald Rex
417443
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BANNEAR, Ronald Kenneth
407817
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle North Sea
BANNISTER, Francis Christopher
437107
Discharged
Flying Officer
BANWELL, Desmond Arthur
416921
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BARBERIS, Charles
400111
Discharged
Sergeant
BARCLAY, Robert Montrose
400168
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BARKER, Gilbert Lawson
445502
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BARKER, John Gregory
415491
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BARKER, Reginald Earl
431084
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BARKER, Ronald Carlyle
431988
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BARKLA, Edward Sowden
441834
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BARKLA, Richard Geoffrey
415374
Discharged
Pilot Officer
BARKLA, Frank Maxwell
407924
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BARLOW, Charles Alfred
427790
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops.Hamberg Ruhr Germany
BARNARD, John William Geoffrey
432088
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BARNARD, Robin Edgell
404464
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. India area, Akyab Harbour
BARNARD, William Cairns
436958
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BARNDEN, Leo Ronald
437207
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in air ops. South Lincoln England
BARNES, Edward Albert
415853
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BARNES, John Henry Hadden
410865
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BARNES, Neville Wilfred
436952
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BARNES, Raymond Thomas
21673
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BARNES, Vernon Stewart
406324
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Aegean Sea
BARNES, William George Gordon
415869
Discharged
Flying Officer
BARNES, William Thomas
30581
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Peak District U.K
BARNETT, Keith Frederick
449082
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BARNETT, Kenneth Henry
427611
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle over Germany
BARNIER, Colin Samuel
412048
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BARR, Alan Leitch
419628
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BARR, Edward Anthony
444624
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
BARRATT, John Leslie
416088
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BARRETT, Brian Weston
429907
Discharged
Flying Officer
BARRETT, Dean
437108
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BARRETT, Douglas George
417275
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK Target Berlin Germany
BARRETT, Dudley Gladstone
407887
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BARRETT, George Pickering
410434
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BARRETT, Maxwell George Augustus
409650
Discharged
Corporal
BARRETT, Wilson Hugh
417445
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BARRETT-LENNARD, Francis Graham
427405
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops.over Sweden
BARRETT-LENNARD, John Allen
406709
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident United Kingdom
BARRIE, William Horace
409016
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BARRINGTON, Arthur Henry
400339
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BARRON, Harold Lawrence
27266
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle over Germany
BARRY, Brian Robert
429908
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BARRY, Kevin Charles
442414
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BARRY, Maxwell Rae
419764
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
BARRY, Robert Percival
427426
Discharged
Flying Officer
BARRY-BROWN, Frederick William
400248
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BARTHOLOMEW, Jack Hubert Monash
407960
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BARTLE, Murray Thomas
415753
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
BARTLETT, Frederick James
450208
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BARTLETT, Gordon Thomas
449719
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BARTLETT, Jocelyn Coyte
406801
Discharged
Flying Officer
BARTON, Edmund Hugh
425091
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BARTON, Jeffrey Ernest
410206
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BARTRAM, Ronald
416820
Discharged
Flying Officer
BARTSCH, Robert Alexander
406284
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East
BASSHAM, Albert James
442593
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
BASTERFIELD, Walter Arthur
449866
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BASTIAN, John Harcourt
406685
Discharged
Flying Officer
BASTICK, John Edward
408037
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BASTINN, Keith Eric
443496
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
BASTOW, Harold Samuel George
408669
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BASTRUP, Eric Edward
401022
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BATE, Alfred Vincent Eric
431161
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying accident New Guinea
BATEMAN, George William
417327
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France target Prouville France
BATEMAN, Peter Hammond Lindsay
415221
Discharged
Flying Officer
BATES, Bernard Samuel
406513
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Ambon Indonesia Laha N.E.I.
BATES, Walter Voss [Snow]
410296
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Taiwan
BATH, Ewen Arnold
432639
Discharged
Flying Officer
BATTY, Charles Edward
441835
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BATTY, Robert Allan
417784
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying accident N.S.W Australia
BAUER, Keith Wilfred Clark
419798
Discharged
Flying Officer
BAULDERSTONE, Dennis Leslie
416112
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Missing non-op. Flight Lady Julia Percy Island Australia.
BAUM, Leonard Leslie
437486
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BAVERSTOCK, Herbert Charles
427489
Discharged
Pilot Officer
BAWDEN, William Dobie
422832
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BAXTER, Daniel Thomas
450238
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BAXTER, William Alexander
449414
Discharged
Sergeant
BAXTER, William James
117819
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BAYLY, Allan Sydney
442322
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BEACH, Charles
444319
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BEAL, Ian James
427866
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BEALE, Herbert Eldon
403021
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Algeria
BEAR, Ernest Lyall Minchin
427583
Discharged
Flying Officer
BEARD, Leonard William
445846
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BEARD, Stanley Alfred
434320
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BEARD, Robert
29888
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France target Juvisy France
BEARDMAN, Douglas Aubrey
406285
Discharged
Flying Officer
BEARE, Cedric Alva
442487
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BEATON, Douglas Neil
419923
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BEATON, Maxwell Scott
438850
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BEATTIE, Donald William
408161
Killed
Warrant Officer
Illness Tasmania
BEATTIE, William Robert
455078
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BEBBINGTON, Raymond Leslie
437746
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
BECK, Rex Bernard
407024
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BECKETT, John Barry
406768
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BECKHAM, Gordon Bartlett
431549
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BECKWITH, Ivan George
407095
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BEDDOE, Donald Cosmo
401731
Killed (POW)
Flying Officer
Shot down over Itain Islands Banda Sea POW
BEDFORD, Robert
442861
Discharged
Sergeant
BEECHER, Thomas Francis
410208
Killed (POW)
Warrant Officer
Air ops.Wesseling, Germany
BEECHEY, Geoffrey Jules
410298
Discharged
Flying Officer
BEEDHAM, Colin Godfrey
430639
Discharged
Aircraftman 1
BEER, Arthur David Duckworth
436175
Discharged
Flying Officer
BEER, Donald Harcourt Wallace
415754
Discharged
Flying Officer
BEER, James
427791
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BEER, Ronald Thomas
431604
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
BEHAN, Charles Bartlett
419286
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BEINKE, Dudley Raymond
406136
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in action flying battle on the coast off Holland.
BELFORD, Walter Wallis
436694
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BELL, Alan Frank
419924
Killed
Sergeant
Flying Accident Cromarty Firth Scotland UK
BELL, Andy
441501
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
BELL, Daniel Norman
406822
Discharged
Sergeant
BELL, David
406430
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle, died at sea, Spain
BELL, Douglas Charles
406286
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. Middle East Gulf of Pentalion
BELL, Douglas Graham
416922
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BELL, Douglas John
440891
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
BELL, George
444172
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
BELL, John Graham
419945
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BELL, John Robert
404137
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
BELL, Neil Charles
401732
Discharged
Flying Officer
BELL, Noel Patrick
419024
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BELL, Paton
406589
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. from the U.K target Mainz.
BELL, Ralph Norman
436718
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BELLERT, Morris Ambrose
404001
Killed
Flying Officer
Air battle - plane crashed into the sea , New Guinea.
BELLEVILLE, Kenneth William
428560
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BELLIS, John
406385
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BELOT, Theodore Albert
408382
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Non-operational flight North Sea
BENDALL, Jabez Kevin
419604
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops target Giessen, Germany
BENJAMIN, Paul Timothy
401733
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BENN, Fred Edwin
428083
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BENN, Roy Ernest
402197
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BENNETT, Alfred Stevenson
407818
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. UK convoy strike off Den Haag, North Sea.
BENNETT, Edward Charles
443959
Discharged
Flying Officer
BENNETT, James Frederick Morgan
404195
Killed (POW)
Warrant Officer
Prisoner of War Germany
BENNETT, Keith Campbell
407992
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle North West Europe
BENNETT, Kenneth Jack
401409
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Aegean Sea
BENNETT, Reuben Harry
419952
Discharged
Flying Officer
BENNETT, Robert Stanley
407981
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BENNETT, Terence Charles
427758
Discharged
Pilot Officer
BENNETT, William Donald
444846
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BENNEWITH, Geoffrey Keith
415004
Discharged
Flying Officer
BENNINGTON, Alan Walter
436049
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BENSON, Ernest Edgar
406913
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BENT, Thomas Edward
415066
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle N.W Europe
BENTLEY, Kevin William
439141
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BENTON, Jack William Kitchener
449509
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
BERKEFELD, Andreas Allan
419792
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
BERKLEY, Robert Ernest
401410
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Middle East
BERNAU, Ernest Frederick
5852
Discharged
Wing Commander

Acknowledgements

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