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
LACEY, Harold James
431202
Discharged
Warrant Officer
12 LAS U
LADE, Barrie Sydney
428327
Discharged
Flying Officer
13 SQN
LADE, Bruce Ian
438349
Discharged
Sergeant
10 EFTU
LADYMAN, Brian Carter
436921
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Aircraft accident Lady Julia Percy Island Vic. Australia - 2 AOS
LADYMAN, Mervyn Bruce
441392
Discharged
Warrant Officer
25 SQN
LADYMAN [DFC], Maxwell Edwin
427333
Discharged
Flying Officer
ACAC
LAITY, Lloyd Spencer
408852
Discharged
Flying Officer
15 SQN
LAKE, Blair Hingston
416153
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
12 SQN
LAKE, Warwick St John
74577
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
7 OTU
LAKE, Peter Rosslyn
428328
Discharged
Flying Officer
BPC
LAKEMAN, Albert James
436554
Discharged
Warrant Officer
7 SQN
LAMB, Allan William
427334
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
4 T&MO
LAMB, Douglas Frederick
433514
Discharged
Flying Officer
3 OTU
LAMB, Peter Whitney
444247
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
HQ E/A Syd
LAMBERT, Robert
442351
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental New Guinea area - 100 SQN
LAMBERT, Alfred Leonard
409318
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air Operations near Crowlands U.K - 97 SQN
LAMBLE, Francis Stephen
400388
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle target Rheims,France - 460 SQN
LAMOND, William McMillan
404213
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
LAMOND, Henry James
404212
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Sumatra - 211 SQN Far East
LAMPARD, Walter Henry
429814
Discharged
Pilot Officer
ACAC
LANCASTER, Frank Arnold
436200
Discharged
Warrant Officer
16 AHU
LANCEY, Walter Ross
436154
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
LANDON, Edward Robert
449748
Discharged
Sergeant
1 WAGS
LANDQUIST, Alfred Stanislawl
427684
Discharged
Flying Officer
HQ WA
LANDSBERG, James William
404759
Killed (POW)
Warrant Officer
Prisoner of War Java. - 1 SQN
LANE, Alfred Tremayne Wills
438787
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Air Def HQ Melbourne
LANE, Bernard James
445553
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
LANE, George Albert
445593
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
LANE, Ivan Daniel
416381
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1 AD
LANE, John Ross McLeod
444018
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
LANG, John Harold Albert
449911
Discharged
Corporal
381 SQN
LANG, Max Bramley
416734
Discharged
Warrant Officer
A/C Sch
LANGDON, Kenneth Charles
450160
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
2 T&MO
LANGE, Ivo Alfred Matthews
412975
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
LANGLEY, Keith Albert
417496
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental England - 620 SQN
LANGLEY, Kenneth Harcourt
417205
Discharged
Pilot Officer
9 AHU
LANGLEY, William
402035
Discharged
Aircraftman
1 WAGS (Guards)
LANGOULANT, Thomas Bruce
406531
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Norwegian Sea - 48 SQN
LANGWORTHY, Harry Francis
424871
Discharged
Warrant Officer
21 OTU
LARKIN, John David
438256
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
466 SQN
LARKIN, Kenneth Herbert
445461
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
LARSEN, Christopher William
431776
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 ACFT Depot
LARSEN, Richard Joseph
415999
Discharged
Warrant Officer
2 AOSch Mt Gambier
LARTER [DFC], James Arthur Glyn
427518
Discharged
Flying Officer
1662 Conv
LATHAM, Douglas Scott
409556
Discharged
Pilot Officer
32 SQN
LATHAM, Thomas Richard
64179
Discharged
Sergeant
1 WAGS
LATHBY, Frederick Norman
427100
Discharged
Flying Officer
3 OTU
LATHLEAN, Francis Lee
427914
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
LATTA, Andrew Rowlan
401222
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
25 SQN
LAUER, Frederick Charles christian
409151
Discharged
Flying Officer
8 SQN
LAUGHTON, Bruce Cooper
417647
Discharged
Flying Officer
462 SQN
LAUGHTON, Ivan Alfred Harold
407503
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East - 223 SQN
LAUGHTON, Leslie John
431106
Discharged
Warrant Officer
100 SQN
LAVER, Douglas Henry
2877
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
TDRS Lav
LAVERICK, George Russell
400557
Discharged
Flying Officer
2 AOSch
LAW, John Louis
417648
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RAF Beccles
LAWES, Allan Spencer
418853
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 PD
LAWES, Jefferey Livingston
416083
Discharged
Pilot Officer
2 AOS
LAWLER, Leslie John
419318
Discharged (POW)
Flight Lieutenant
1 Med Reh
LAWN, Ronald Herbert
427652
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. over Germany target Berlin. Killed in action Muckendorf, Germany. - 460 SQN
LAWRENCE, Dennis Louis James
404018
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East - 103 MU M/East
LAWRENCE, Douglas Henry
437426
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
462 SQN
LAWRENCE, Lester
444676
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
LAWRENCE, Raymond Herbert
406677
Discharged
Flying Officer
12 SQN
LAWRENCE, William James
410243
Discharged
Flying Officer
67 SQN
LAWRIE, Robert
449623
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
LAWRIE, Robert James Kedda
440936
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
LAWRIE, Stanley Thomas
428614
Discharged
Flying Officer
16AOPF
LAWRY, Alan Henry
418132
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From the UK flying battle Germany - 100 SQN RAF
LAWRY, Walter Douglas
427519
Discharged
Corporal
10 SD
LAWSON, Arthur Noel
449068
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
AGS
LAWSON, Arthur Robert Ivor
408582
Discharged
Flying Officer
20 SQN
LAWSON, Daniel Allen
430212
Discharged
Warrant Officer
Lav
LAWSON, Frank Ronald
409718
Discharged
Sergeant
RAAF E/Sale
LAWSON, Frederick George
416585
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
25 SQN
LAWSON, Neville Ross
406785
Discharged
Flying Officer
5 SFTS
LAWSON, Stanley Stephen
40108
Discharged
Warrant Officer
5 OTU
LAWSON [DFM], Lloyd George
401223
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
37 SQN
LAWTON [DFC and Bar], Ronald William
406599
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
460 SQN
LAWTON [DFC, DFM], Lindsay Hugh
407504
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
156 SQN
LAY, Donald William
408248
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Milne Bay - 100 SQN
LAY, Walter John
408079
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Ambon Indonesia - 13 SQN Darwin
LAYFIELD, Raymond John
418437
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RAF Beccles
LAYTON, Raymond Charles
444752
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
12 SQN
LE CUSSAN, Vincent Stanley
444294
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 SD
LE FEUVRE, Eric Deane
440504
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
SIG Sch Pt Cook
Le LIEVRE, Stanley Victor
439476
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
Le PAGE, Leslie Alick
400389
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
14 ACH U
LE POIDEVIN, Gordon Phillip
437964
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
LE SUEUR, Christopher Aubin
404297
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
Canteen Serv
LE VELL, Richard Charles
136130
Discharged
Sergeant
34 SQN
LEA, John Deane
A4436
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
Station HQ Laverton
LEABEATER, Bruce
134831
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
LEACH, Colin Hedley
41352
Killed
Sergeant
Illness Heidelberg Vic. - 1 WAGS
LEACH, Harold Hollis
417763
Discharged
Pilot Officer
467 SQN
LEACH, Roland Hughes
429707
Discharged
Flying Officer
5 OTU
LEAHY, David Joseph
427915
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 EMBD
LEAHY, Leo Warren
437860
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
14 ACHU
LEAK, Douglas Raymond
429816
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
LEAMAN, Ronald Godfrey
41234
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Darwin
LEANEY, Eric James
417857
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
4EMBD Mitcham
LEARMONTH, James Alfred
444249
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
LEARMONTH [DFM], Hugh Douglas Haig
400879
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
HQ NW/A
LEE, Cyril Francis
404019
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft failed to return from a patrol off North African Coast - 103 MU M/East
LEE, Mervyn Thomas
410993
Killed
Warrant Officer
Non-operational flight Europa Point near Gibralta - 458 SQN
LEE, Wesley Sutton
431469
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
LEE, William John
427916
Discharged
Warrant Officer
35 SQN
LEED, Wilfred George
419049
Discharged
Flying Officer
4 OTU
LEEDER, John Edward
417585
Discharged
Flying Officer
105 OTU
LEESUE, Clarence Melville
417649
Killed
Pilot Officer
Aircraft Accident King Island TAS. Australia - 1 OTU
LEFROY, John Mervyn
406145
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Derna Harbour, Libya - 24 SQN
LEGGO, Charles Harry Stringer
418134
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Bay of Biscay - 10 SQN
LEHMAN, William Rex
417309
Discharged
Corporal
2 FBRD 15030
LEHRKE, Henry Keith
449476
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
42 OBU
LEIGHTON [DFC], Roy Smeaton
427337
Discharged
Flying Officer
27 OTU
LEISK, Henry
402036
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. Over Bengahsi, Libya - STN Polebrook
LEITCH, Allan George
437427
Discharged
Sergeant
9 AEMU A4958
LEITCH, Archibald Duncan
419659
Discharged
Warrant Officer
3 AOSch
LEMIN, William John
427203
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Dusseldorf Germany body recovered Limbourg Belgium - 467 SQN
LENERTZ, Harold Francis
445124
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
LENIHAN, Denis Aloysius
416435
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental aircraft crash at Eversley, near Mt. Cole.Victoria Australia - 2 AOS Mt Gabier
LENIHAN, Joseph Barker
416866
Discharged
Warrant Officer
7 SQN
LENNON, William Robert
441634
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
4 T&MO
LENNOX, Ian William Scott
434153
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
5 SFTSch
LENNOX, Joseph Kenrick William
434420
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
LENOX, Kevin Gordon
428722
Discharged
Pilot Officer
8 CU
LEONARD, John
449374
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig Sch
LEONARD, Raymond Haines
416436
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle target Gelsenkirchen Germany - 156 SQN
LEONE, Robert Claude
29027
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GRSvch
LESCHEN, William Allen
437761
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
LETCHER, Lloyd Edgar
437139
Discharged
Warrant Officer
Beccles RAF
LETHLEAN, William Leslie
415803
Discharged
Warrant Officer
2 AOSch
LETTS, John
441394
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
LEUNIG, Geoffrey
406329
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
TD&RC Pearce
LEUNIG, Patrick Ray
436524
Discharged
Warrant Officer
22 Sqd.
LEVER, Reginald Richard
428254
Discharged
Flying Officer
4 OTU
LEVEY, Geoffrey
449375
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
34 SQN
LEVITT, Victor Frank
402203
Discharged
Flying Officer
83 SQN
LEVY, Edward Russell
433020
Killed
Pilot Officer
Accidental Tocumwal N.S.W - 5 OTU
LEWER, Garth Percival
434112
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 AHU
LEWIS, Alan Edward
431362
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Celebes - 31 Sqn
LEWIS, Byron
400057
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
33 SQN
LEWIS, Frederick James
47073
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
7 SQN
LEWIS, Glenn Davis
441791
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
LEWIS, Harold Victor
406146
Killed (POW)
Sergeant
Died a prisoner off the Japanese Coast - 211 SQN
LEWIS, John Ormond
59617
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
East Sale
LEWIS, John Vernor
437969
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
LEWIS, Kenneth James
400178
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
37 SQN
LEWIS, Leonard
444556
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
LEWIS, Raymond
436412
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1 OTU E/Sale
LEWIS, Vivian Roy
407104
Killed
Sergeant
Killed in action Atlantic Ocean - died at sea - 201 SQN
LEWTHWAITE, Kenneth
440937
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
LEYDEN, Edwin Timothy
430793
Discharged
Warrant Officer
21 PTC
LIDDELL, Charles Robert
441151
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig Sch
LIDGERWOOD, Geoffrey Frank
11436
Killed
Aircraftman 1
Accidental ground accident Ballarat - 1 WAGS
LIEFMAN, Charles Edward
400634
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
Rad Sch A&G
LIGHTBODY, Robert Thomas
415668
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. from U.K target Sofia Marshalling Yds. Bulgaria - 614 SQN
LILLIS, James Patrick
436201
Discharged
Pilot Officer
460 SQN
LILLYWHITE [DFM], Richard James
416101
Discharged
Flying Officer
5 COM
LIMB, Maxwell Allen
406147
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 WAGS
LINDLEY, George Grey
427712
Killed (POW)
Pilot Officer
Prisoner of War Celebes - 21 SQN POW
LINDNER, Robert Oakley
122743
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
HQ P/Cook
LINDORFF, Eric Knight
427835
Discharged
Warrant Officer
AGSch
LINDROTH, James Cyril
431779
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
LINDSAY, Edmund Mailer
400058
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Greece - M E Pool
LINDSAY, Frederick George
411921
Discharged
Warrant Officer
2 Med Reh
LINDSAY, John David
419074
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
625 SQN
LINDSAY, Peter Bell
440581
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
LINDSCHAU, Gilbert Arthur
407032
Discharged (POW)
Flight Lieutenant
5 Med Reh
LINDSEY [DFM], Robert Collyer
406218
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. from Australia Timor - 2 SQN
LINEHAM, James Arthur
431628
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
LINKSON, John Francis
437525
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
7 OTU
LINNETT, Rex
437348
Discharged
Warrant Officer
Beccles
LINTON, John Thomas
427125
Discharged
Flying Officer
4 OTU
LINTON, Norman Royce
410605
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Accidental U.K - 27 OTU
LIPZKER, Ronald Edmond
431629
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
2 AOS Mt Gambier
LISHMAN, Thomas Harry Tabor
26534
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
200 Flight
LISTON, Ward Joseph
431847
Killed
Flying Officer
Killed air ops. Ceram Island Dutch East Indies - 22 Sqn
LITHGO , Howard Courtney
406182
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
35 SQN
LITTLEJOHN, Gerad Francis
419190
Discharged
Sergeant
1 WAGS
LITTLEJOHN, William Edward
4629
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident Brewster Vic. Australia - 1 WAGS
LLOYD, Hugh Herbert
401508
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Newark UK - 467 SQN
LLOYD, John Edwin
427917
Discharged
Flying Officer
1654 COM
LLOYD, Loftus Francis St Clair
407033
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 TAF
LLOYD, Walter George
436525
Discharged
Warrant Officer
HQ E/A
LOADER, Richard Harold
416439
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
16 (P) SFTS
LOBB, Jeffrey Herbert
400179
Discharged
Flying Officer
50 Grp
LOBB, Leonard Charles
418965
Discharged
Squadron Leader
HQSC O33151
LOCK, William Matthew
431630
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
7 SQN
LOCKHART, Joseph
401041
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. Far East, Malaya. - 36 SQN
LOCKLIER, Norman Edward
419321
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle North Sea Hasselt Belgium - 466 SQN
LOCKYER, Ian Elliott
427126
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
3 OTU
LODDERS, Robert Richard
428654
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 Eng Sch
LODGE, Jack Henry
411922
Discharged
Warrant Officer
20 SQN
LODGE, Wallace Eugene
407868
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Italy - 207 SQN
LOFTHOUSE, Thomas Victor
427339
Discharged
Flying Officer
77 SQN
LOGUE, Robert Ferdinand
445321
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
LOMMAN, Melville Douglas
416870
Discharged
Warrant Officer
42 Sqn
LONDON, Alexander Edmund
429708
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 149 SQN
LONDON, Eric
433322
Discharged
Flying Officer
94 Sqd.

Acknowledgements

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