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
NAGEL, Walter John
406460
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Netherlands East Indies - 13 SQN
NAIRN, Neville Clarke
429729
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
58 OBU
NALLEN, Charles Patrick
427537
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Downham Market Norfolk UK - 635 SQN
NANKERVIS, Jack
407034
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
45 SQN
NANSCAWEN, Gordon Royal
438020
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
6 Rec Cen Hobart
NASH, George Edward
419449
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle NW Europe target D'Esserent France - 61 SQN UK
NASH [DFM], James Alexander
410368
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. Jacquinot Bay New Britian - 6 SQN
NATION, Thomas Aitken
430859
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
NATT, Geoffrey
437354
Discharged
Warrant Officer
458 SQN
NATTRASS, James William
442477
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying accident off Japan - 2 Aircraft Depot
NATTRASS [DFM], Kevin Lewis
407989
Discharged
Flying Officer
55 SQN
NAYDA, Errol Claude
419533
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in action, flying battle, Egersund Habour Norway - 455 Sqn
NEAGLE, Gerald Ivan
442629
Discharged
Sergeant
1 WAGS
NEAGLE, John Leo
417101
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RS Beccles
NEAL, Alan Francis Leo
419534
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 AHU
NEAL, Bruce Harley
431328
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
24 SQN
NEATE, Edward William Phoenix
410709
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
LAV Vic
NEATE, George Ian Hamilton
419702
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Buru, Maluka in Indonesia - 43 SQN
NEEDHAM, Trevor Brian Cecil
406624
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 OTU
NEEDS, John France
416278
Discharged
Warrant Officer
4 COM Archerfield
NEIKLEJOHN, Ernest Gordon
415814
Discharged
Warrant Officer
2 FBMU
NEILSEN, James Thomas
431509
Discharged
Warrant Officer
2 AOS
NEILSEN, Mervyn Lindsay
444565
Discharged
Sergeant
1 WAGS
NEILSON, Mervyn Leslie
441049
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
NEILSON, Wilson John
400636
Discharged
Warrant Officer
7 SFTSch
NELDER, Leo Frederick
442478
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
14 ACHU
NELL, Frederick John Gordon
400120
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Far East - 11 SQN
NELSON, Allan Caldwell
436132
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Rathmines
NELSON, Bruce Morris
416125
Discharged
Flying Officer
2 AOS
NELSON, Ian Charles
438812
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
34 SQN
NELSON, Rowland Clifton
433533
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle New Guinea - 30 Sqn.
NETHERCLIFT, Ronald Albert Martin
445249
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
NEUMANN, Ronald Maxwell
431109
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1 AD
NEVILLE, Reginald Bruce
436475
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
NEWALL, Charles Henry
419966
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
3 AO School
NEWBEY, Norman Lindsay
427015
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident Charndon Buckinghamshire UK - 11 OTU
NEWBURY, William Charles
407507
Discharged
Flying Officer
48 OBU
NEWCOMB, John Robert
433692
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
NEWCOMBE, Donald James
449386
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
33 SQN
NEWHAM, John Lewis
402038
Discharged
Sergeant
3 Hosp Richmond
NEWITT, Arnold James
440380
Discharged
Warrant Officer
20 SQN
NEWMAN, Albert William
436929
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
9 ACHU
NEWMAN, George Henry
427929
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. target Stuttgart Germany - 460 SQN RAF
NEWMAN, John William
431234
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
1SD O33197
NEWMAN, Reginald
429864
Discharged
Warrant Officer
20 Sqn
NEWPORT, Norman Ignatius
407508
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
1 WAGS
NEWSTEAD, Graham Ross
416882
Discharged
Flying Officer
3 AOSch
NEWTON, Louis
428619
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
NEWTON, Robert Joseph
436337
Discharged
Warrant Officer
158 SQN
NICHOL, Keith Edward
404151
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
7 OTU
NICHOL, William Noel
404038
Discharged
Squadron Leader
23 SQN O11322
NICHOLAS, Allan Graham
435502
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
84 Operational Unit
NICHOLAS, Douglas Thomas
449253
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
HQ Tel U
NICHOLAS, William James
401529
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East - African AF
NICHOLL, Laurence Keith
415383
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Aegean Sea - 454 SQN
NICHOLLS, Desmond Lloyd
441979
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
HQ N/W
NICHOLS, Kenneth Allan
35253
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
NICHOLSON, Leonard Michael
430573
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
8 AFU
NICOL, James Stuart
441879
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
NICOL, Maxwell Joseph
437538
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
NIELD, Kevin William
449442
Discharged
Wing Commander
D o Air
NIELSEN, Valdemar Louis
431458
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
NIES, Norman Thomas
436270
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
NIGHTINGALE, Eric Francis
434472
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
11 Sqn
NIGHTINGALE, Wallace William Keir
406330
Discharged
Warrant Officer
ITSch
NILEN, Thomas Alexander
436772
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
467 [RAAF] SQN
NITSCHKE, Clemence Friedrich
407300
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Aircraft accident, Geraldton - 4 SFTSch
NIVEN, James Squire
443062
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
NIXON, Kenneth William
428346
Discharged
Squadron Leader
HQSC O33172
NIXON, Lindsay Preston
419409
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 EMBD
NOACK, Roy Frederick
441931
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
NOBLE, Carlyle Richard
400062
Discharged
Squadron Leader
HQSC
NOBLE, Cecil Edgar
436208
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
NOBLE, Frank Wilfred
437539
Discharged
Flying Officer
358 SQN
NOBLE, Keith Eric William
424052
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying accident Darwin area Australia - 31 Sqd.
NOBLE, Kenneth Arthur Richard
429634
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
ADF HQ Perth
NOLAN, Edwin Roy
402039
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
77 SQN
NOLAN, Frederick Nielson
415089
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
NOLAN, Kenneth William Ambrose
419436
Discharged
Flying Officer
295 SQN
NOLAN, Michael Joseph
7188
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
4 Med Reh
NOLAN, William George
410009
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Germany - 1 EMB Dep
NOLEN, Leonard Eugene
441527
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
11 SQN
NOONAN, Bernard De Vire
431819
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
WA SQN O33209
NOONAN, Bernard De Vire
33209
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
WA SQN
NOONAN, Vincent Ormerod
406508
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 419 SQN
NOONE, Louis John Murray
440615
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
36 SQN
NORMAN, Ivan Athol Edwin
441376
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 Stores D Sandridge
NORMAN, Jack
407561
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying accident Jervis Bay N.S.W Australia - BTU
NORRIS, Colin Osmond
39314
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
25 SQN
NORRIS, John Ewart
430696
Discharged
Pilot Officer
ACAC
NORSWORTHY, Robert Keith
417875
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle English Channel target Cologne - 35 SQN
NORTHBRIDGE, Roderick
429988
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
166 SQN
NORTHWAY, Patrick William
406679
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
40 SQN
NORTON, Kenneth Charles
441657
Discharged
Sergeant
1 WAGS
NORTON-BAKER, Alan Brian
407509
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
CGSch
NOTT, Jack Grenoff
400679
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
1 WAGS
NOURSE, John Charles Dudley
407948
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
2 AOS
NUGENT, John Richard
418008
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1 WAGS
NUNAN, Robert Jack
417401
Discharged
Flying Officer
59 SQN
NURSE, John Roland
427540
Discharged
Warrant Officer
Morecambe Lancs RAF
NURTON, Frank Norman
442357
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Darwin

Acknowledgements

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