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
GABRIELSON, Ronald Eric
407150
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
GADSDEN, Ernest Ronald
418745
Killed
Warrant Officer
Accidental Middle East
GAFF, Donald Gordon
441316
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GAGIERO, Laurence Arthur
418657
Discharged
Pilot Officer
GAHAN, Geoffrey Russell
400174
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France
GALBRAITH, Max Hubert
427191
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GALBRAITH, Ivan Ross
406593
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
GALE, Edwin William Henry
427679
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GALE, Peter Ripley
408575
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GALLACHER, Archibald MacDonald
438484
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GALLAGHER, Anthony Joseph
410595
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Galway Ireland
GALLAGHER, Hector Harold
431560
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GALLAGHER, James
449360
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GALLAGHER, Robert William Francis
416947
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Brunswick Germany
GALLAGHER, Ronald David
427459
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
GALLAHAR, Leonard William
437577
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GALVIN, Glenburne George
401208
Discharged (POW)
Flight Lieutenant
GAMBLE, Clarence Augustine Reginald
439646
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Timor
GAMMON, Edwin Albert
431276
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GANDERTON, Thomas
441353
Discharged
Flying Officer
GANDERTON, William
427083
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
GANDY, Bruce Ian
449467
Discharged
Sergeant
GANNAH, Gerald Howarth
401621
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
GANNON, Francis Peter
A33198
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GANNON, Kevin Joseph
450248
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GARD, Victor William
443881
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GARDINER, Albert Edwin
441317
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GARDINER, Cyril Gabriel
436980
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GARDINER, Kenneth Alfred
404291
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
GARDNER, Donald Drew
416257
Discharged
Flying Officer
GARDNER, Francis Kevin
438387
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GARDNER, Neil Pinnell
408049
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GARING, Kenneth Clement
409537
Discharged
Flying Officer
GARLAND, Allan Douglas
409827
Discharged
Flying Officer
GARLICK, Arthur Colin
444345
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GARNETT, Edward Kay
118891
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GARRETT, Donald
431718
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GARRETT, Frederick Noel
417357
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GARRETT, Paul Raphael
408219
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
GARRICK, Jack William James
442821
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GASCOIGNE, Harold John
431869
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GASTON, Walter Garfield
406097
Discharged
Squadron Leader
GATWARD, Thomas Robert
402031
Discharged
Corporal
GAUNT, Roy Albert
441318
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GAUT, George Abraham
431702
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GAVIN, Ronald Ernest
436457
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GAY, George Robert
449101
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GAY, John Zilles
409538
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GAYFER, Roscoe Napier Bunning
400556
Killed (POW)
Warrant Officer
Died of illness [POW of Japan] Burma
GEAR, Herbert
406478
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
GEARY, David Carson
437409
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GEDDES, John Alexander Selwyn
417745
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GEDDES, Henry Caine
427619
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GEDYE, Frederick Talford
428250
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GEE, Richard Henry
408220
Discharged
Pilot Officer
GEISLER, Jack
412518
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GELLATLY, Colin George
410226
Discharged
Flying Officer
GENDERS, Eric Hugh
408246
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GEORGE, Douglas Finley
401032
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
GEORGE, Harold William Burn
436075
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GEORGE, Henry
410838
Discharged
Flying Officer
GEORGE, Maxwell Lloyd
431466
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GEORGE, Ross Wilfred
436981
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GERICKE, Philip Kenneth Ross
417298
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Berlin Germany
GERKE, Ignatius Leo
417358
Discharged
Flying Officer
GERLOFF, Colin Murray
406096
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
GERMEIN, Joseph Francis
407362
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle India
GERTZEL, William Kevin
427460
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Belgium
GIBB, Clifford Marshall
402593
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Illness Ballarat VIC.
GIBB, John James
428597
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
GIBBINS, John Andrew
33176
Discharged
Group Captain
GIBBNEY, William John
406616
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GIBBONS, Elliot Ross
8412
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GIBBONS, Hector Albert
415519
Discharged
Aircraftman
GIBBS, Murphy Robert Brown
63299
Discharged
Flying Officer
GIBBS, Raymond Neil
436324
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GIBSON, Gordon Richard
443883
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GIBSON, James Herbert
429694
Discharged
Flying Officer
GIBSON, John Andrew
427821
Discharged
Sergeant
GIBSON, John Mueller
401433
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
GIBSON, John William
38039
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GIBSON, Joseph Emerson
438584
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GIBSON, Keith Kynaston
441412
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GIDLEY, Alfred Henry
415975
Killed
Warrant Officer
Accidental Higgins Field QLD Australia
GIDLEY, Paul William
418939
Discharged
Corporal
GIERKE, Gustav Otto
417474
Discharged
Flying Officer
GIERSCH, Malcolm Henry
442760
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GIFFORD, Eric Edward
411893
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GIFFORD, Neil McMillan
409988
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GILBERT, George Richard
52043
Discharged
Sergeant
GILBERT, John Leighton
436780
Discharged
Flying Officer
GILBERT, Stanley George
435630
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GILBERT, William Browne
429945
Discharged
Flying Officer
GILCHRIST, Donald Richard
407641
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle N.W. Europe
GILDEA, Frederick Stephen
402288
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Johore Strait Singapore
GILDER, John Alfred Irving
444413
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GILES, Ashleigh Harold Pedlar
428637
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GILES, Donald Bruce
407498
Killed
Warrant Officer
Missing Air ops from Crete Middle East
GILES, John Raymond
436680
Discharged
Flying Officer
GILHAM, John Henry
450249
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GILL, Colin William
441234
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GILL, Dallas Mervyn
433870
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GILL, James Edward
441626
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GILL, Leslie
429796
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GILL, Neil Stewart
408123
Killed
Sergeant
Missing believed killed air ops. Middle East
GILL, Robert Douglas
417360
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle North Sea
GILL, Ronald Albert Gibb
436405
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GILLAN, John Walter
400253
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
GILLAN, Keith
401749
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle New Guinea
GILLESPIE, Alexandra Arthur James
436546
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GILLESPIE, Keith Herbert
407421
Discharged
Flying Officer
GILLESPIE, Keith William
428273
Discharged
Flying Officer
GILLETT, Archie Oswald
417831
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Over France target St. Leu D' Esserent
GILLETT, Geoffrey Gordon
415779
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops.Djedeida, Tunis.
GILLOOLY, Leonard Peter
444745
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GILLSON, Robert Stanley
441613
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GILMORE, Donald Ray
416950
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
GILMOUR, Bruce Edward
445382
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GIRLING, Clyde Joseph
419466
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops from Uk
GITSMAN, Donald Burton
416332
Discharged
Sergeant
GLADWIN, Stanley Edward
65811
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GLASGOW, William Irvine
431620
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GLASSFORD, Alexander
427462
Discharged
Flying Officer
GLASSON, Bernard John James
415865
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GLASSON, Mark Russell
420657
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GLASSON, Reginald Chamberlain
407765
Discharged
Pilot Officer
GLEESON, Bernard
440069
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GLEESON, John Stewart
436077
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GLEESON, John William
449431
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GLEESON, JohnJoseph
418660
Discharged
Pilot Officer
GLEESON, Thomas Patrick
436882
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GLEW, Wallis Conrad
410973
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle New Guinea area
GLIDDON, Arthur William Howard
415135
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle N.W.Europe
GLIDDON, Reginald Edgar Howard
415780
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
GLOVER, Bevil Milton
436579
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident near Kingussie, Inverness Scotland
GLOVER, Percival Edward
441507
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GLOVER, William Thomas
430746
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GLUTCH, John Farquhar
409690
Discharged
Flying Officer
GODDARD, Allan Henry
434325
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GODDARD, John Endacott
406692
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Crete
GODDEN, Walter Desmond
436547
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GODFREY, Alan Norman
437126
Discharged
Pilot Officer
GODFREY, David Kirke
406647
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea area
GODFREY, Richard Roy
415521
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Mediterranean Sea
GODFREY, William Allen [Bill]
406392
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident U.K
GODLY, William Bernard Turley
400175
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle Middle East
GODWIN, Brian John
437975
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GOERS, Melville Herald
417361
Discharged
Pilot Officer
GOLD, Rufus Manuel
436292
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GOLDBERG, Francis
400116
Discharged
Flying Officer
GOLDER, Harold Vincent
407203
Discharged
Corporal
GOLDER, Reginald William
407153
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle NW Europe
GOLDIE, John Hunter
400344
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Scotland
GOLDIE, Peter Charles Herbert
406450
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Crozon France
GOLDSMITH, Jack
408238
Discharged
Flying Officer
GOLDSMITH, William Edwin
406144
Discharged
Flying Officer
GOLDSTEIN, Alexander
434152
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GOLDSWORTHY, Harold Robert
427998
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GOLLAN, Kenneth Ross
445016
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GOODALL, Allan Frederick
409828
Discharged
Flying Officer
GOODALL, John Gordon
415781
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
GOODE, Thomas Clifton
417362
Discharged
Flying Officer
GOODE, William Roger
437341
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GOODE, Ray Marston
407499
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. from the U.K Bay of Biscay.
GOODEN, Kenneth Arthur
417477
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GOODFELLOW, Keith
409301
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Bairnsdale Vic. Australia
GOODING, Roy Ronald
406997
Discharged
Flying Officer
GOODING, Ronald
401209
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops.from the UK over Keil, Germany
GOODISSON, John Francis
401786
Killed
Flying Officer
Died of injuries from aircraft accident near Townsville Australia
GOODRICH, John Halfin
416566
Discharged
Flying Officer
GOODRIDGE, Noel
410839
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. Target Le Havre France
GOODSON, John Newton
419936
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GOODWIN, Jack Doyle
427880
Discharged
Flying Officer
GOOLD, Frederick Edward
A33234
Discharged
Corporal
GORDON, Andrew
409404
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops from the U.K
GORDON, Douglas Leslie
427318
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GORDON, Jack
401210
Discharged
Flying Officer
GORDON, Kenneth William Tom
444115
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GORDON, Neal William
438027
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GORDON, William Comyn
449083
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GORDON, William James
430988
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GORDON, Ivor Montague
415782
Discharged
Flying Officer
GORE, Leighton Spencer
402032
Discharged
Flying Officer
GORMAN, Peter Cameron
450156
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GORNALL, George Herbert
402033
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Sumatra
GOSLING, Arthur Joseph Thomas
438577
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GOSPER, Christopher Mannix
436982
Discharged
Flying Officer
GOSS, Franklyn
406900
Discharged
Flying Officer
GOSS, Ian Edward
401211
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
GOUDIE, Nathaniel Robert
401212
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. from the UK South of Greenland
GOUGH, William Ernest Myrie
406844
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental Woodside
GOUGH, William James Edward
435771
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GOULD, Leslie John Norman
438521
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GOULD, Robert
427116
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany target Berlin Germany
GOULD, Ronald Wilfred
415523
Discharged
Flying Officer
GOW, Percy Charles Stewart
440575
Discharged
Sergeant
GOWING, Geoffrey Alexander
402099
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
GOWLETT, Kennedy
426457
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Germany, daylight bombing raids and strafing enemy communications.
GOWLING, Lewis
122948
Discharged
Warrant Officer
GOY, Ian Christopher
432080
Discharged
Warrant Officer

Acknowledgements

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