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
EADES, Richard Woodfull
409524
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
20 SQN
EARL, Alfred Edwin
430926
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
100 SQN
EARL, Eric John
410963
Discharged (POW)
Flying Officer
463 Sqn
EARNSHAW, Jack Henry
415933
Discharged
Flying Officer
115 SQN
EASSON, Thomas Jack George
442493
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
5 OTU
EAST, Jack Whyte
417569
Discharged
Warrant Officer
21 PTC
EAST [DFM], Edwin Henry
401324
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
23 SQN
EASTCOTT, Robert William
427233
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
AGSch
EASTHER, Norman
417949
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1 SQN
EASTMON, Ernest Archibald
427455
Discharged
Corporal
3 RI&M
EASTON, George Thomas
415629
Discharged
Warrant Officer
21 SQN
EASTON, Thomas Somerville
409135
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
460 SQN [UK]
EASTWOOD, Basil Gilbert
13055
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Salamaua Isthmus New Guinea - 22 SQN
EATON, Brian John
431149
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Mount Gambier South Australia - 1 OTU
EATON, John Gill
437260
Discharged (POW)
Flight Lieutenant
207 SQN
EATON, Lester thomas
441198
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
RD Amb
EBERHARD, Justus Hugh
419887
Discharged
Sergeant
Darwin
EBERT, Colin Henry
440854
Discharged
Flying Officer
A&G Rad S
ECCLES, D'Arcy Dudley
444787
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS 3 wags
ECHBERG, Norman Arthur
419086
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
6 RAAF Hospital
ECKERMANN, Frank Joachim
441851
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
ECKERMANN, Robert Keith
442536
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
5 OTU
ECKERSLEY, George Keith
404290
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle off Ceylon - 11 SQN
EDDY, Arthur Rex
429870
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
Gamston RAF
EDDY, Harold James
441264
Discharged
Warrant Officer
5 Pers Depot
EDDY, John Mills
416249
Discharged
Warrant Officer
5 COM F
EDE, Jack
437339
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
EDELMAN, Alwyn David
407703
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
2 BAGS
EDEN, John Jerram
407496
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Burma - RAF O/S
EDESON, William Ross
406716
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft operations over Timor. - 2 SQN
EDGE, Ernest John
438891
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
AF HQ
EDGEWORTH, Walter Francis
436611
Discharged
Warrant Officer
5 OTU
EDGOOSE, Herbert Leslie
401424
Discharged
Flying Officer
23 SQN
EDMANSON, Kenneth Arthur
431768
Discharged
Pilot Officer
31 Sqn
EDMONDS, Arthur James
415631
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RAF Beccles
EDMONDS, Kenneth Morely
443030
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
EDMONDS, Richard Michael Henry
442469
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
EDSALL, Clifford James
410151
Discharged
Warrant Officer
LAV Vic
EDSER, Kenneth
434499
Discharged
Pilot Officer
Survey Flight
EDWARDS, Alan Haig
430927
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
7 RC Calgary
EDWARDS, David Richard James
417295
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft Accident Nhill Vic. - 2 AOSch Mt Gambier
EDWARDS, Edgar Bruce
441313
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Philippines - 42 SQN
EDWARDS, Frank
415008
Discharged
Flying Officer
35 SQN
EDWARDS, Gomer Thomas
415410
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
1 OTU
EDWARDS, Herbert Adrian Henry
444177
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
EDWARDS, Ivan
442338
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
HQ Laverton
EDWARDS, Kenneth Lloyd
427310
Discharged
Flying Officer
5 Ferry U
EDWARDS, Kenneth William
400053
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle Timor area - 24 SQN
EDWARDS, Llewellyn George
419117
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
EDWARDS, Neville William Allan
401747
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying accident King Island Tas. Australia - 1 OTU
EDWARDS, Percy Herbert Bryce
431769
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
EDWARDS, Peter Colin
38423
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle English Channel - 10 SQN
EDWARDS, Ronald Mason
439217
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Lav
EDWARDS, Terence Oliver
426574
Killed
Flying Officer
Aircraft accident U.K - 455 SQN
EDWARDS, Thomas Stoking
33244
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
B/S Wtown
EDWARDS, Wally Maxwell
434935
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
EDWARDS, William Colin
442420
Discharged
Warrant Officer
AG Rad School
EGAN, Albert Roy
445149
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
EGAN, John Edward
449462
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
EGAN, Stanley Lumsden
419118
Discharged
Warrant Officer
34 SQN
EGERTON-WARBURTON, Francis
406210
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
7 OTU
EGGLESTON, Douglas Herbert Ferguson
406930
Discharged
Flying Officer
7 COM
EICHLER, Alfred William Noel
407100
Discharged
Flying Officer
3 AOSch
EICHLER, Nathan Claude
438501
Discharged
Warrant Officer
99 SQN
EINSIEDEL, Lawrence Westall
431993
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
40 Sqn
EISEMAN, Stewart Alexander Charles
431095
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1 PD Staff
EKINS, Frank
401619
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea - 6 SQN
ELDREGE, Neville Llywelyn
429803
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
60 OTU
ELLEN, Walter James
431146
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Bairnsdale Vic. Australia - 100 SQN
ELLERS, Frederick Leonard
406142
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental India - 34 SQN
ELLICE, Harry
444630
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
HQ
ELLIOTT, Alfred William
39892
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
ELLIOTT, David Thomas
415515
Discharged
Flying Officer
HQ RAF Burma
ELLIOTT, Douglas Ernest
416840
Discharged
Flying Officer
37 OBU
ELLIOTT, Lance Ernest
429938
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1 OTU E/Sale
ELLIOTT, Reginald Conway
440491
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
HQ
ELLIOTT, Stanley
409824
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1 WAGS
ELLIS, Edward John
442855
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
HQ Lav
ELLIS, Elias Charles
418931
Discharged (POW)
Flight Lieutenant
467 SQN
ELLIS, Francis Ronald
436240
Discharged
Warrant Officer
466 SQN
ELLIS, Frank James
443398
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
CTU Rathmines
ELLIS, Hugh
408245
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
84 SQN
ELLIS, John
407497
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Died as a result of illness [Leukemia] Keswick Barracks - 4 EMBD
ELLIS, Murray Charles
407360
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops from Horn Island, off Cape York, North Queensland. - 12 R&SU
ELLIS, Robert
427457
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Italy - 458 SQN
ELLIS, William John
419985
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 AD
ELLIS, William Stedman
436453
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
ELSBURY, Alexander Eric John
415378
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident seaward off Cairns QLD. - 11 SQN
ELTRINGHAM, Francis Charles Joseph
419642
Discharged
Warrant Officer
2 AOSch
ELY, Ronald Walter
26355
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental in the U.K - 51 Base
EMENY, Robert Neil
431170
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 OTU
EMERSON, John Henry
16488
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
3 RPP
EMERY, Donald Arthur
416080
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Aru Islands near Timor. - 2 SQN
EMERY, George Owen
407147
Killed
Sergeant
Active service aircraft accident Kenya E. Africa - Kenya Pool Gigil
EMERY, William Edward
410593
Killed
Flying Officer
Killed in action from target Oberhausen Germany - 460 SQN
EMMETT, Albert Leo Gordon
431171
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Laverton Vic
EMMINSON, Edward Charles
411887
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 AC HOLD
EMROSE, Robert Keith
427592
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Rheydt, Netherlands - 467 SQN
EMSLIE, John Campbell
429541
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
ENGLAND, Ernest Bert
427456
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
67 SQN
ENGLAND, George Charles
442094
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig Sch
ENGLEFIELD, Francis John
410965
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying Accident Egypt - Gianaclis
ENGLISH, Wilbur Stanley
408985
Discharged
Flying Officer
2 AOS
EPPS, Charles Thomas
429939
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Aircraft accident 15 miles South of Sale VIC. Australia - 3 BAGS W/Sale
ERRINGTON, Geoffrey Clifford
416842
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
7 AD
ESAU, Geoffrey
407556
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
458 SQN
ESCOTT, Cledwin
409526
Discharged
Flying Officer
2 T&Mov Office
ESSELMONT, George Alexander
406673
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
14 SQN
EVA, Lloyd Stanley
401599
Discharged
Corporal
89 OBU
EVAN, Neil Grosvenor
417064
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident New Guinea - 4 COM Flight
EVANS, Cecil James
439042
Discharged
Pilot Officer
1 WAGS
EVANS, Charles Ernest
416662
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 OTU
EVANS, David Henry Robert
427898
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle U.K - 73 Base RAF
EVANS, David John
429011
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
2 Air Ambulance Unit
EVANS, Eric Cecil
436388
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1660 Conv
EVANS, Francis Owen
417950
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RAF Morecambe
EVANS, Harold Keith
639693
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
7 OTU
EVANS, Neville William
435811
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Air Force HQ
EVANS, Stirling Harold
416753
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 WAGS
EVANS, Trevor
455105
Discharged
Aircraftman
1 WAGS
EVANS, Victor Henry
418655
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 SQN
EVANS, James
406833
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Nowra - BTU
EVERATT, Frank Edgar
427311
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops.target Karlsruhe, Germany - 467 SQN RAAF
EVEREST, Edward James
427989
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle Bochum Germany - 101 SQN
EVERETT, Colin Ernest
415411
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 AHU
EVERETT, Herbert James
406475
Killed
Sergeant
Killed aircraft accident near Kisumu Africa - 70 OTU
EVERINGHAM, Ian Bouchier
436072
Discharged
Pilot Officer
30 Sqn
EWIN, Ronald James
440128
Discharged
Wing Commander
RAAF Sucan
EWING, Ronaldson John
406211
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
CGS
EWINS, Howard
60529
Discharged
Warrant Officer
HQ E/A
EYLES, Noel
443879
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
33 SQN

Acknowledgements

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