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
GABRIELSON, Ronald Eric
407150
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
10 LASU
GADSDEN, Ernest Ronald
418745
Killed
Warrant Officer
Accidental Middle East - RAF Gainaclis
GAFF, Donald Gordon
441316
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
AGS
GAGIERO, Laurence Arthur
418657
Discharged
Pilot Officer
14 ACHU
GAHAN, Geoffrey Russell
400174
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France - 1 RAF Depot
GALBRAITH, Max Hubert
427191
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
GALBRAITH [DFC], Ivan Ross
406593
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
91 GRP
GALE, Edwin William Henry
427679
Discharged
Warrant Officer
35 SQN
GALE, Peter Ripley
408575
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
GALLACHER, Archibald MacDonald
438484
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
33 SQN
GALLAGHER, Anthony Joseph
410595
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Galway Ireland - 1663 CONV U
GALLAGHER, Hector Harold
431560
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
92 Sqn
GALLAGHER, James
449360
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 Per Dep
GALLAGHER, Robert William Francis
416947
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Brunswick Germany - 83 SQN
GALLAGHER, Ronald David
427459
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 467 SQN
GALLAHAR, Leonard William
437577
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
7 Repair & Servicing Unit
GALVIN [DFC], Glenburne George
401208
Discharged (POW)
Flight Lieutenant
35 SQN
GAMBLE, Clarence Augustine Reginald
439646
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Timor - 200 Flight Leyburn
GAMMON, Edwin Albert
431276
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
7 SQN
GANDERTON, Thomas
441353
Discharged
Flying Officer
Southern Area HQ
GANDERTON, William
427083
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
N/W HQ
GANDY, Bruce Ian
449467
Discharged
Sergeant
1 WAGS
GANNAH, Gerald Howarth
401621
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
9 AFU
GANNON, Francis Peter
A33198
Discharged
Warrant Officer
AR&DU
GANNON, Kevin Joseph
450248
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
GARD, Victor William
443881
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
GARDINER, Albert Edwin
441317
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
4 Trans & Mov Off
GARDINER, Cyril Gabriel
436980
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
GARDINER, Kenneth Alfred
404291
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
1 OTU
GARDNER, Donald Drew
416257
Discharged (POW)
Flying Officer
460 SQN
GARDNER, Francis Kevin
438387
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
2 SQN
GARDNER, Neil Pinnell
408049
Discharged
Warrant Officer
6 REC C Hobart
GARING, Kenneth Clement
409537
Discharged
Flying Officer
38 SQN
GARLAND, Allan Douglas
409827
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 OTU
GARLICK, Arthur Colin
444345
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig. Sch.
GARNETT, Edward Kay
118891
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
4 Repair & ser Uniit
GARRETT, Donald
431718
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
P/Morsby
GARRETT, Frederick Noel
417357
Discharged
Warrant Officer
30 SQN
GARRETT, Paul Raphael
408219
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
HQ E/Sale
GARRICK, Jack William James
442821
Discharged
Warrant Officer
Lav Transit Dep & Rec Centre
GASCOIGNE, Harold John
431869
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
14 SQN
GASTON, Walter Garfield
406097
Discharged
Squadron Leader
52 SQN
GATWARD, Thomas Robert
402031
Discharged
Corporal
Print Unit
GAUNT, Roy Albert
441318
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
GAUT, George Abraham
431702
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 Rec Dep
GAVIN, Ronald Ernest
436457
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
2 Per Dep
GAY, George Robert
449101
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
GAY, John Zilles
409538
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1 OTU
GAYFER, Roscoe Napier Bunning
400556
Killed (POW)
Warrant Officer
Died of illness [POW of Japan] Burma - 1 SQN
GEAR, Herbert
406478
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
Trans Sch
GEARY, David Carson
437409
Discharged
Warrant Officer
12 LAS U
GEDDES, John Alexander Selwyn
417745
Discharged
Warrant Officer
6 SFTS Mallala
GEDDES [DFC], Henry Caine
427619
Discharged
Warrant Officer
AF HQ
GEDYE, Frederick Talford
428250
Discharged
Warrant Officer
7 SQN
GEE, Richard Henry
408220
Discharged
Pilot Officer
School of Administration
GEISLER, Jack
412518
Discharged
Warrant Officer
3 COM
GELLATLY, Colin George
410226
Discharged
Flying Officer
229GRP HQ
GENDERS, Eric Hugh
408246
Discharged
Warrant Officer
461 SQN
GEORGE, Douglas Finley
401032
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
1 WAGS
GEORGE, Harold William Burn
436075
Discharged
Warrant Officer
Beccles RAF
GEORGE, Henry
410838
Discharged
Flying Officer
29 OTU
GEORGE, Maxwell Lloyd
431466
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
21 PTC 2 WAGS
GEORGE, Ross Wilfred
436981
Discharged
Warrant Officer
466 SQN
GERICKE [DFM], Philip Kenneth Ross
417298
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Berlin Germany - 15 SQN
GERKE, Ignatius Leo
417358
Discharged
Flying Officer
619 SQN
GERLOFF, Colin Murray
406096
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
113 SQN
GERMEIN, Joseph Francis
407362
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle India - 113 SQN
GERTZEL, William Kevin
427460
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Belgium - 466 SQN
GIBB, Clifford Marshall
402593
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Illness Ballarat VIC. - 1 WAGS
GIBB, John James
428597
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
12 SQN
GIBBINS, John Andrew
33176
Discharged
Group Captain
DEPAIR Canberra
GIBBNEY, William John
406616
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
5 EMB Dep
GIBBONS, Elliot Ross
8412
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS A4700
GIBBONS, Hector Albert
415519
Discharged
Aircraftman
5 EMB DEP Subiaco
GIBBS, Murphy Robert Brown
63299
Discharged
Flying Officer
7 OTU
GIBBS, Raymond Neil
436324
Discharged
Warrant Officer
31 SQN
GIBSON, Gordon Richard
443883
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
2 [T] G HQ
GIBSON, James Herbert
429694
Discharged
Flying Officer
MU Gamston
GIBSON, John Andrew
427821
Discharged
Sergeant
HQ W Area
GIBSON, John Mueller
401433
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
1 OTU
GIBSON, John William
38039
Discharged
Warrant Officer
296 SQN
GIBSON, Joseph Emerson
438584
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig. Sch.
GIBSON, Keith Kynaston
441412
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
25 SQN
GIDLEY, Alfred Henry
415975
Killed
Warrant Officer
Accidental Higgins Field QLD Australia - 4 COM
GIDLEY, Paul William
418939
Discharged
Corporal
HQ Sth
GIERKE, Gustav Otto
417474
Discharged
Flying Officer
ADF HQ
GIERSCH, Malcolm Henry
442760
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig. Sch.
GIFFORD, Eric Edward
411893
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
7 HOSP
GIFFORD, Neil McMillan
409988
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1 WAGS
GILBERT, George Richard
52043
Discharged
Sergeant
1 WAGS
GILBERT, John Leighton
436780
Discharged
Flying Officer
12 SQN
GILBERT, Stanley George
435630
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
7 OTU
GILBERT, William Browne
429945
Discharged
Flying Officer
3 S o GR
GILCHRIST, Donald Richard
407641
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle N.W. Europe - 1654 COM
GILDEA, Frederick Stephen
402288
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Johore Strait Singapore - 1SQN Sem
GILDER, John Alfred Irving
444413
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
RAAF Canberra
GILES, Ashleigh Harold Pedlar
428637
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9ACHU
GILES, Donald Bruce
407498
Killed
Warrant Officer
Missing Air ops from Crete Middle East - 454 SQN
GILES, John Raymond
436680
Discharged
Flying Officer
21 OTU
GILHAM, John Henry
450249
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig Sch
GILL, Colin William
441234
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
RAAF M/Borough
GILL, Dallas Mervyn
433870
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
2 AOS
GILL, James Edward
441626
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
82 Wing
GILL, Leslie
429796
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
GILL, Neil Stewart
408123
Killed
Sergeant
Missing believed killed air ops. Middle East - 36 SQN
GILL, Robert Douglas
417360
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle North Sea - 626 SQN
GILL, Ronald Albert Gibb
436405
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
2 AOS Mt Gambier
GILLAN, John Walter
400253
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
1 SQN
GILLAN, Keith
401749
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle New Guinea - AF HQ
GILLESPIE, Alexandra Arthur James
436546
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
GILLESPIE, Keith Herbert
407421
Discharged
Flying Officer
WA HQ D&R
GILLESPIE, Keith William
428273
Discharged
Flying Officer
1663 Comm
GILLETT, Archie Oswald
417831
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Over France target St. Leu D' Esserent - 463 SQN
GILLETT, Geoffrey Gordon
415779
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops.Djedeida, Tunis. - 70 SQN NAAF
GILLOOLY, Leonard Peter
444745
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
GILLSON, Robert Stanley
441613
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
AGS
GILMORE, Donald Ray
416950
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
23 SQN
GILMOUR, Bruce Edward
445382
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
GIRLING, Clyde Joseph
419466
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops from Uk - 97 SQN UK
GITSMAN, Donald Burton
416332
Discharged
Sergeant
4 EMBD
GLADWIN, Stanley Edward
65811
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
HQ AD Syd
GLASGOW, William Irvine
431620
Discharged
Warrant Officer
8 COM
GLASSFORD, Alexander
427462
Discharged
Flying Officer
458 SQN (ME)
GLASSON, Bernard John James
415865
Discharged
Warrant Officer
7 COM
GLASSON, Mark Russell
420657
Discharged
Warrant Officer
86 SQN
GLASSON, Reginald Chamberlain
407765
Discharged
Pilot Officer
42 SQN
GLEESON, Bernard
440069
Discharged
Warrant Officer
A Nav Sch
GLEESON, John Stewart
436077
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1 AD
GLEESON, John William
449431
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
GLEESON, JohnJoseph
418660
Discharged
Pilot Officer
GRSch
GLEESON, Thomas Patrick
436882
Discharged
Warrant Officer
AGS
GLEW, Wallis Conrad
410973
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle New Guinea area - 22 SQN
GLIDDON, Arthur William Howard
415135
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle N.W.Europe - 460 SQN
GLIDDON, Reginald Edgar Howard
415780
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
4 RFU
GLOVER, Bevil Milton
436579
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident near Kingussie, Inverness Scotland - 83 SQN
GLOVER, Percival Edward
441507
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
24 SQN
GLOVER, William Thomas
430746
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
38 SQN
GLUTCH, John Farquhar
409690
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 AD
GODDARD, Allan Henry
434325
Discharged
Warrant Officer
456 Sqn
GODDARD, John Endacott
406692
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Crete - 454 SQN
GODDEN, Walter Desmond
436547
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
GODFREY, Alan Norman
437126
Discharged
Pilot Officer
22 PTC
GODFREY, David Kirke
406647
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea area - 6 SQN
GODFREY, Richard Roy
415521
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Mediterranean Sea - 150 SQN
GODFREY, William Allen [Bill]
406392
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident U.K - 27 OTU
GODLY, William Bernard Turley
400175
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle Middle East - 14 SQN
GODWIN, Brian John
437975
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
GOERS, Melville Herald
417361
Discharged
Pilot Officer
21 PTC
GOLD, Rufus Manuel
436292
Discharged
Warrant Officer
35 SQN
GOLDBERG, Francis
400116
Discharged
Flying Officer
8 OTU
GOLDER, Harold Vincent
407203
Discharged
Corporal
14 ARD
GOLDER, Reginald William
407153
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle NW Europe - 1 RAF Depot
GOLDIE, John Hunter
400344
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Scotland - 20 OTU
GOLDIE, Peter Charles Herbert
406450
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Crozon France - 207 SQN
GOLDSMITH, Jack
408238
Discharged
Flying Officer
8 SQN
GOLDSMITH, William Edwin
406144
Discharged
Flying Officer
11 SQN
GOLDSTEIN, Alexander
434152
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
! SD P/Mlb
GOLDSWORTHY, Harold Robert
427998
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
GOLLAN, Kenneth Ross
445016
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
RAAF Garbutt
GOODALL, Allan Frederick
409828
Discharged
Flying Officer
9 ASTINA
GOODALL, John Gordon
415781
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
WA ATC O51153
GOODE, Thomas Clifton
417362
Discharged
Flying Officer
RAF Stn Aldergrove
GOODE, William Roger
437341
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
GOODE [DFM], Ray Marston
407499
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. from the U.K Bay of Biscay. - 461 SQN
GOODEN, Kenneth Arthur
417477
Discharged
Warrant Officer
AAC
GOODFELLOW, Keith
409301
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Bairnsdale Vic. Australia - 1 OTU
GOODING, Roy Ronald
406997
Discharged
Flying Officer
2 AOS
GOODING, Ronald
401209 [101209]
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops.from the UK over Keil, Germany - 460 SQN
GOODISSON, John Francis
401786
Killed
Flying Officer
Died of injuries from aircraft accident near Townsville Australia - 8 SQN
GOODRICH, John Halfin
416566
Discharged
Flying Officer
6 SFTSch
GOODRIDGE, Noel
410839
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. Target Le Havre France - 15 SQN
GOODSON, John Newton
419936
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
AF HQ DPS
GOODWIN, Jack Doyle
427880
Discharged
Flying Officer
RAF Gamston
GOOLD, Frederick Edward
A33234
Discharged
Corporal
Mob Torp U
GORDON, Andrew
409404
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops from the U.K - 460 SQN
GORDON, Douglas Leslie
427318
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RAF Beccles
GORDON, Jack
401210
Discharged
Flying Officer
2 OTU
GORDON, Kenneth William Tom
444115
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
34 SQN
GORDON, Neal William
438027
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
24 SQN
GORDON, William Comyn
449083
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
115 ASRU
GORDON, William James
430988
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
GORDON [DFC], Ivor Montague
415782
Discharged
Flying Officer
RAF Dallachy
GORE, Leighton Spencer
402032
Discharged
Flying Officer
32 SQN
GORMAN, Peter Cameron
450156
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
2 T&MO
GORNALL, George Herbert
402033
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Sumatra - 211 SQN F/East
GOSLING, Arthur Joseph Thomas
438577
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
GOSPER, Christopher Mannix
436982
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 OTU
GOSS, Franklyn
406900
Discharged
Flying Officer
93 SQN
GOSS, Ian Edward
401211
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
27 OTU
GOUDIE, Nathaniel Robert
401212
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. from the UK South of Greenland - 269 SQN
GOUGH, William Ernest Myrie
406844
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental Woodside - 1 OTU
GOUGH, William James Edward
435771
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
2 AOS
GOULD, Leslie John Norman
438521
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
33 SQN
GOULD, Robert
427116
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany target Berlin Germany - 626 SQN
GOULD, Ronald Wilfred
415523
Discharged
Flying Officer
21 PTC
GOW, Percy Charles Stewart
440575
Discharged
Sergeant
1 WAGS
GOWING [DFC], Geoffrey Alexander
402099
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
7 OTU
GOWLETT, Kennedy
426457
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Germany, daylight bombing raids and strafing enemy communications. - 464 Sqn
GOWLING, Lewis
122948
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9ACHU
GOY, Ian Christopher
432080
Discharged
Warrant Officer
Cranfield RAF

Acknowledgements

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