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
FACIUS, Brian
406296
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 OTU
FAGG, David Roy
441037
Discharged
Sergeant
1 WAGS
FAHEY, Desmond Otto
437679
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9ACHU
FAHEY, Francis Kevin
410320
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 WAGS
FAIRBAIRN, Murray
409528
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle New Guinea - 100 SQN
FAIRCLOUGH, George Herbert
441895
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
25 SQN
FAIRCLOUGH, Mervyn James
427078
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
4 Med Reh
FAIRHEAD, Leslie Herbert Ephraim
436696
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle France target Heilbronn Germany - 227 SQN
FAIRWEATHER, Gordon
42086
Killed
Aircraftman 1
Died of illness Castlemaine Vic.
FALKLAND [DFC], Carl Anthony
400172
Discharged
Flying Officer
5 OTU
FARMER, Allan
436820
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Died in flying battle at Aachen Germany - 462 SQN
FARMER, Donald Craig
416251
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. from Australia [air combat] Penfoei, Timor - 55 OB
FARMER, Henry Joseph
11420
Discharged
Squadron Leader
Mobile Torpedo Unit
FARMER, Lindsay Gordon David
418933
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
7 OTU
FARRELL, George Thomas William
415895
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
15 SQN
FARRELL, George Victor
449732
Discharged
Sergeant
1 WAGS
FARRELL, John Phillip
427705
Discharged
Warrant Officer
2 AO School
FARRELL, John Ralston
449232
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig. Sch.
FARRELL, Patrick John
427504
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Italy - 458 SQN
FARRER, James Maynard
400115
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
7 OTU
FATHERS, Kenneth Alwyn
440857
Discharged
Corporal
UNI SQN
FAULDS, Kenneth Andrew
436402
Discharged
Sergeant
3 Telec A5865
FAULKNER, Alfred David
418371
Discharged
Flying Officer
AAC
FAULKNER, Kenneth Maxwell
449733
Discharged
Sergeant
1 WAGS
FAULKNER, Leon Ian Harper
424027
Discharged
Warrant Officer
2 AOS
FAWBERT, William James Atholstan
445751
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
FAWCETT, Theodore Allen
406143
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
459 SQN
FAWCETT, Walter Douglas
427861
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident near Hardwick, Norfolk England - 57 BASE
FEAKES, Donald Barton Crosby
441853
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
HQ N/W
FEATHERSTONE, Dennis Geoffrey
438726
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Balikapan Borneo - 24 SQN
FEAVER, William Henry
74496
Discharged
Warrant Officer
111 Air Sea Rescue Flight
FECHNER, Albert Herman
438288
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
AGS
FEDER, Leonard John
442650
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
6 SFT School
FEENEY, Colin John
445450
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
FEHILY, Thomas
11442
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
HQ Ops C
FELGATE, John Mervyn
436371
Killed
Pilot Officer
Missing air ops. Target Brenem Germany - 207 SQN
FENNELL, Desmonde Garde
418372
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
115 ASRF
FENWICK, Frank Lloyd Wilfred
417263
Discharged
Warrant Officer
99 SQN
FENWICK, Robert George
428398
Discharged
Warrant Officer
82 W HQ A33173
FENWICK, Robert George
A33173
Discharged
Warrant Officer
82 WING HQ
FERGUSON, Arthur William
409036
Discharged
Warrant Officer
CMP
FERGUSON, Edgar Joseph
412577
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 AHU
FERGUSON, Edward Richard
436962
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 EMBD
FERGUSON, Ernest George
161801
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
8 T&MO
FERGUSON, Ian Bruce
438635
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
99 SQN
FERGUSON, Jack Munro
70666
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
21 SQN
FERGUSON, James Keith
427860
Discharged
Warrant Officer
21 PTC
FERGUSON, John Wilson
427490
Discharged
Pilot Officer
16 ACHU O52703
FERGUSON, Kenneth Maxwell
449556
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
FERGUSON, Roderick Bernard
440475
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
36 SQN
FERGUSSON, Francis Heath
441385
Discharged
Warrant Officer
TD & R
FERGUSSON, John Joseph
427237
Discharged
Warrant Officer
4 COM
FERRIGAN, Desmond
431770
Discharged
Warrant Officer
23 SQN
FERRY, James Edward
433376
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
89 OBU
FEWKES, Max Casimir
444109
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
33 Trans SQN
FEWSTER, Graham Lawrence
439092
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Lav
FIDGE, Harold Stanley
409037
Killed
Warrant Officer
Missing air ops. From UK target Leipzig - 514 SQN
FIDLER, William Evan
400874
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
Rathmines
FIEGERT, Frederick Murray
417470
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Bass Strait - 1 OTU
FIELD, Herbert Clifford
436682
Discharged
Flying Officer
HQ RAAF
FIELD, Patrick
400054
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East - 37 SQN
FIELDING, John Mervyn
429942
Discharged
Flying Officer
2 AD
FIELDING, Tom Illenden
408142
Killed
Sergeant
Ground battle UK Kings Lynn Norfolk - 114 SQN
FIELDS, Keith Anthony
418822
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
2 OTU
FILEAR, Frank Alan
406213
Discharged
Flying Officer
23 SQN
FINCH, Edward Henry
406674
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. U.K flying battle Netherlands - 149 SQN
FINDLAY, Ronald Wallace
408987
Discharged
Warrant Officer
3 OTU
FINDLEY, Reginald Thomas
445858
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
FINLASON, Donald Scott
408907
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Netherlands, N.W. Europe - 460 SQN
FINLAY, Brian Desmond
449557
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
37 SQN
FINLAY, Bruce Mervyn
438892
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
12 SQN
FINLAY, David Ernest
437810
Discharged
Warrant Officer
3 CU
FINLAYSON [DFM], Alexander Douglass
408569
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle NW Europe - 199 SQN
FINNISS, Jack Kingston Mercer
416252
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
FIRKINS [OAM], Peter Charles
441386
Discharged
Flying Officer
460 SQN
FIRMAN, Jon Burleigh
436978
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
FIRNS, Reginald Glyn Lourdes
427878
Discharged
Warrant Officer
Beccles RAF
FIRTH, Robert Maxwell
441314
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
FISHER, Allan McLean
410594
Discharged
Flying Officer
T/AOS
FISHER, Clifford Douglas
401782
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
COM HQ O33096
FISHER, Douglas Carl Raymond
419931
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Aircraft accident West Sale Vic. Australia - 3 B&G Sc W/Sale
FISHER, Geoffrey Walter
400555
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Crete Libya - 39 SQN
FISHER, Kevin Dominic
437784
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
FISHER, Peter
441625
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
TD&R Pearce
FISK, James David [Jack]
408826
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Gulf of Carpentaria - AF HDQ
FITCH, James Lachlan
449358
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
FITCHET, Sydney
120397
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig Sch
FITZERALD, Patrick Laurence
449282
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
12 ACR Dep
FITZGERALD, Bryan Edmund Richard
400169
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East - OLG
FITZGERALD, Edward Charles
436403
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Verona Italy - 2 ARC MAAF
FITZGERALD, Edward Patrick
436516
Discharged
Flying Officer
9 ACHU
FITZGERALD, Mark
402592
Discharged
Flying Officer
2 EMBD
FITZGERALD, Lancelot Lloyd
88417
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident East Sale Vic. Australia - 1 OTU
FITZGERALD, Paul Esmond
418262
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
13 OTU
FITZGERALD, Roy Joseph
16515
Discharged
Warrant Officer
5 PD SUBIACO
FITZGERALD, Terence Patrick
441437
Discharged
Sergeant
7 Release Centre
FITZGERALD, William Frederick
415775
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
49 SQN
FITZPATRICK, Ian Hamilton
430891
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
7 OTU
FITZPATRICK, John Richard
444231
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
FITZSIMMONS, Robert
427816
Discharged
Warrant Officer
35 SQN
FLAHERTY, Raymond James
416180
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Hughes Airstrip Northern Territory Australia - 2 SQN
FLANAGAN, Martin Joseph
410154
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
RAAF HQ
FLANAGAN, Ronald Robert
415938
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
32 SQN
FLANAGAN, William Richard
401748
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Vansittart Bay Western Australia. - 24 SQN
FLANIGAN, William Richard
436907
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
FLAVEL, Bruce Miel
442452
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
14 ACHU
FLEAY, Alan Kenneth
415939
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental Goulburn NSW - 4 OTU Wlm
FLEET, William Norman
435027
Discharged
Pilot Officer
33 Sqn
FLEMING, Mervyn John
427817
Discharged
Flying Officer
1653 C U RAF
FLEMING, William Thomas James
435108
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
FLETCHER, Denzil Dale
442231
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig Sch
FLETCHER, Francis James
406328
Discharged
Warrant Officer
102SQN O57627
FLETCHER, Frederick Allen
450194
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
FLETCHER, Geoffrey Eric
416253
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
4 COM F
FLETCHER, Raymond Alfred
408385
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
5 Wireless Unit
FLETCHER, Robert Clyde
406212
Discharged
Flying Officer
157 SQN Bhopal
FLETCHER [DFC], Alan George
406592
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
HQ MAAF
FLOWER, Donald Norman
416845
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1 OTU
FLOWER, Roy
400170
Discharged
Warrant Officer
3 COMM
FLOYD, Bernard Henry
450014
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
HQ SA Melb
FLYNN, Maurice Frederick
441315
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
21 SQN
FLYNN, Maurice Joseph
406643
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
6 SQN
FOALE, Walter Hamilton
441596
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 SD
FOLDER, William Donald
401306
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
6 Rec Cent
FOLEY, Cornelius Michael
406525
Discharged
Warrant Officer
21 SQN
FOLEY, Edward
416254
Discharged
Flying Officer
25 SQN
FOLEY, Jack Bernard
430445
Discharged
Warrant Officer
3 AOS
FOLEY, Max James
408143
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK - 460 SQN
FOLEY, Thomas
430024
Discharged
Sergeant
1 OTU
FOLEY, Thomas David
439258
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
99 SQN
FOLLENT, William Bruce
412580
Discharged
Warrant Officer
7 OTU Tomcumwal
FOOT, Frederick Arthur
407361
Discharged
Flying Officer
21 SQN
FOOTE, Arthur James
407557
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Leytonstone Essex England - 11 OTU
FOOTNER, Ronald Harley
442494
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
7 OTU Tocumwal
FORBES, Alan George
427674
Discharged
Flying Officer
Sch of Ad
FORBES, Colin Malcolm
442570
Discharged
Flying Officer
12 SQN
FORBES, Donald McPherson
406753
Killed
Pilot Officer
Accidental Northampton - 14 SQN
FORBES, Graham Prestige
444505
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
3 OTU
FORBES, John
431445
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
HQ NSW
FORBES, William Dennis Keith
401498
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident U.K - 27 OTU
FORD, Albert Edward
427258
Discharged
Warrant Officer
3 TCOM A5841
FORD, Eric Dudley
436267
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
2 CRD
FORD, Ernest Danaher
52269
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 EMBD
FORD, Harold Victor
436642
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
FORD, Herbert Frank
401632
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East - 14 SQN
FORD, John Ross
416847
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
6 SQN
FORD, Wilbur John Charles
438311
Discharged
Warrant Officer
12 SQN
FORD, Wilfred Donald
433982
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
7 OBU
FORD, William James
434763
Discharged
Flying Officer
RAAF Com HQ
FORD [DFM], Robert Edgar
404015
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
681 SQN
FOREMAN, Eric George
415009
Discharged
Pilot Officer
99 SQN
FOREMAN, Ronald Cambridge
436320
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BHOPAL
FOREMAN, Wallace Roy
400173
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Celebes - 13 SQN
FORGAN, William Wallace
407639
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle, Cherbourg France. - 458 SQN
FORGIE, Donald Schollar
429943
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RAF Beccles
FORKIN, Mark Francis John
441718
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
FORREST, John
406754
Killed
Sergeant
Killed enemy action Darwin Australia - 13 SQN
FORRESTER, Colin Thomas
436242
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
FORRESTER, Jeffery Glenarvon
406780
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
14 SQN
FORSYTHE, Pete Gordon
402158
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
1 SQN
FORT, Clifford Gurney
407101
Killed
Sergeant
Shot down by a friendly fire incident in the Atlantic Ocean. - 201 SQN
FORTY, William Ernest
430585
Discharged
Warrant Officer
5 OTU
FORWOOD, John Walter
438036
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
37 SQN
FOSTER, John Arthur
445752
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
FOTHERINGHAM, Albert Winston
416150
Discharged
Flying Officer
34 SQN
FOWLER, Maxwell Frederick
439220
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
FOX, Arthur Henry
53642
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
54 Base
FOX, Frederick Delanoy
416664
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea - 6 SQN
FOX, Harold Keith
430367
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
FOXWELL, Clarence Murray
407148
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
211 SQN
FOY, Walter John William
29904
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK target Cologne Germany - 625 SQN
FOYLE, Raymond Charles
410970
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Netherlands East Indies. Roti, Timor. - 55OBU
FRANCIS, Brian Rosslyn
417828
Discharged
Flying Officer
356 SQN
FRANCIS, Charles Howard
24321
Discharged
Flying Officer
13 Aircraft Repair D
FRANCIS, Dean Walter
416665
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Timor - 6B Per Po Birdum
FRANCIS, Ernest Lancelot
442341
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
24 SQN
FRANCIS [DFM], Ronald William Thompson
416560
Discharged
Flying Officer
113 ASRF
FRANETOVICH, Herbert
415027
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
11 Group
FRANKCOM, Bryant Charles
440674
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
38 OBU
FRANKLIN, David Francis
417631
Discharged
Corporal
4 Pers Dep
FRANKLIN, Harold Kendall
427782
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops from UK target Heligoland North Sea - 640 SQN
FRANKLIN [DFM], Mostyn Lloyd
406214
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
12 SQN
FRANZI, Charles Stewart
418823
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 AD
FRANZI, Norman George
438595
Discharged
Warrant Officer
12 SQN
FRASER, Astor Archibald
400131
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
1571 GF
FRASER, Donald Duncan
400672
Discharged
Squadron Leader
56 PTC
FRASER, Donald Hamilton
406504
Discharged
Warrant Officer
2 SQN
FRASER, Henry Stewart
427641
Discharged
Warrant Officer
25 SQN H/B
FRASER, John Donald
436322
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
Karrakatta
FRASER, Kenneth
408573
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
AGS W/Sale
FRASER, Lindsay Hubert Skene
5103
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Timor - 13 SQN
FRASER, Robert James
401031
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
1 WAGS
FRASER, Walter
435283
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
33 SQN
FRAZER, Norman Roscoe
408585
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Germany - 12 SQN
FREAK, Murray Amed
28280
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
14 Store U
FREDERICKS, Francis Brock
445741
Discharged
Aircraftman
1 WAGS
FREEMAN, Eric Noel
416756
Discharged
Sergeant
13 ARD
FREEMAN, George Rex Harcourt
432206
Discharged
Warrant Officer
16 AHU
FREEMAN, John Thomas
449073
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
AFHQ'S DMS
FREEMAN, Lloyd George
408647
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident at Sussex inlet near Jervis Bay NSW - 6 OTU

Acknowledgements

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