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
O'BRIEN, Edmund Denis
441480
Discharged
Warrant Officer
Beccles RAF
O'BRIEN, Gerald
430670
Discharged
Warrant Officer
92 Sqn
O'BRIEN, Kevin
436563
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
O'BRIEN, Leo Henry
418019
Discharged
Flying Officer
AGSch
O'BRIEN, William Michael
119275
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
TD&R Lav
O'CALLAGHAN, Jerome Patrick
440088
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
2 Personnel Depot
O'CONNELL, Conel
403033
Discharged (POW)
Flight Lieutenant
408 SQN
O'CONNELL, John Patrick
400121
Discharged
Flying Officer
3 WU Wireless
O'CONNELL, Joseph Michael
435727
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
23 SQN
O'CONNER, Gerald Bradley
431904
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
200 Flight
O'CONNER, Peter Joseph
417223
Discharged
Flying Officer
Moreton
O'CONNER, Thomas Michael
29295
Discharged
Warrant Officer
Lav
O'CONNOR, Francis Godfrey
438363
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
AGS
O'CONNOR, Ian
29520
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident U.K - 61 BASE
O'CONNOR, William James
437628
Discharged
Warrant Officer
34 Sqd
O'DAY, Vernon John
56960
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GR School
O'DEA, Donald John
408590
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Netherlands East Indies - N/W HQ
O'DEA, John Hayman
436341
Discharged
Warrant Officer
AGSch
O'DEA, Ronald Patrick
427017
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 49 SQN
O'DONNELL, Allan Hamilton
437655
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
7 AD
O'DONNELL, Brian John
429730
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Osnabruck Germany - 74 BASE
O'DONNELL, Don
445177
Discharged
Sergeant
1 WAGS
O'DONNELL, Harold Antoni
436828
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
O'DONNELL, Herbert Allen
440716
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
O'DONNELL, John Donald
436817
Killed
Warrant Officer
Illness Tuberculosis NSW - 21 Squadron
O'DONNELL, Thomas William
435449
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
7 OTU
O'DONOGHUE, Francis George
437570
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
O'DONOGUE, Martin Thomas
416126
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
27 OTU
O'GRADY, William Andrew
407373
Discharged
Aircraftman
AF HQ Melb
O'GRADY, William Walter
442016
Discharged
Warrant Officer
A Nav Sch
O'HALLORAN, Francis Alfred
441584
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
55 OBU
O'KEEFE, Maurice Anthony
428470
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
O'LEARY, John Brian
442358
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
O'LEARY, Kevin Philip
442045
Discharged
Flying Officer
5 Med Reh
O'LEARY, Michael Ambrose
416884
Discharged
Warrant Officer
AGSch W Sale
O'LEARY, Raymond Thomas
439116
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
GRS
O'LOGHLEN, Peter Maxwell
442727
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
55 OBU
O'LOUGHLIN, John Phillip
406729
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 BAGS
O'LOUGHLIN, Justin Vincent
416226
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Italy - 178 SQN
O'MEARA, John Patrick
410370
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Germany - 77 SQN
O'MEARA, Rea Ronald
442121
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
O'NEIL, Joseph Maxwell
407605
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
6 SQN
O'NEILL, Jack Carson Grayson
404036
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle Middle East - 69 SQN RAF
O'NEILL, Kevin John
435486
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
RAAF Stn Port Moresby
O'NEILL, Patrick Thomas
441328
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
O'NEILL, Richard Glasson
415949
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From U.K target Leipzig - 78 SQN
O'NEILL, Thomas Edward
407451
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. Buna Strip Sumatra - 22 SQN
O'REILLY, Francis Michael
406730
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Timor - 2 SQN
O'REILLY, John Paul
A2395
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
AD
O'RILEY, Edward John
407647
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
4 AFU
O'RIORDAN, Philip John
443915
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
ADF HQ Tvl
O'ROURKE, John Vincent
441166
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
O'SHLACK, Joe
410560
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France - 466 SQN
O'SULLIVAN, Brian Colville
434195
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RAF BHOPAL
O'SULLIVAN, Garry Owen
431820
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
HQ S/A
O'SULLIVAN, John William
419004
Discharged
Flying Officer
461 SQN
O'SULLIVAN, Robert John
415910
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops.target Dortmund Germany - 115 SQN
O'SULLIVAN, Thomas Charles
415736
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 7 SQN
O'TOOLE, Alan Smail
445479
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
RAAF Tocumw
O'TOOLE, Michael Kevin
409935
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 PER Dep
OAKES, Montague Ross
121921
Discharged
Warrant Officer
25 SQN
OAKLEY, Brian James
444651
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
OAKLEY, Charles Reginald
430046
Discharged
Flying Officer
30 Sqn
OAKLEY, Reginald Warburton
438687
Discharged
Warrant Officer
37 SQN
OBERHARDT, MERVYN
440413
Discharged
Warrant Officer
100 SQN
OBST, Ronald Edwin
437152
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Loxton, South Australia - 11 SQN
ODGERS, Robert Boston
441364
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
6 SQN
ODGERS, David Archibald
427623
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Aircraft accident Brewster VIC. Australia - 1 WAGS
OEHM, Lindsay Gordon
444762
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
OFFER, Lionel Edward
17420
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
RAF Gamsden
OFFORD, Thomas Elliss
406534
Discharged
Pilot Officer
12 SQN
OGLESBY, Keith George
412177
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
7 OTU
OLCORN, Isaac George
400181
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
13 SQN
OLDFIELD [DFM], Ernest Radcliffe
406221
Discharged (POW)
Flight Lieutenant
HQ/WA
OLDMAN, Alick Arnold
416603
Discharged
Warrant Officer
3 AOS
OLDS, Norman Alfred
439375
Discharged
Flying Officer
3 GU
OLIVER, Herbert John
417271
Discharged
Pilot Officer
Beccles
OLIVER, Keith Dudley
437948
Discharged
Flying Officer
22 Sqn
OLIVER, Warren David
442874
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
OLLIVER, Donald
433768
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
84 OBU
OLRICK, Ronald Edward
67801
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
8 OTU
OLSEN, Darrel James
445179
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
RAAF Darwin
OLSEN, George Glenn
436361
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. target Merseburg Germany. - 460 SQN
OLSEN, Harry
417226
Discharged
Pilot Officer
RAAF Stn Darwin
OMSBY, Leonard Arthur
407871
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Ambon - 2 SQN
OPITZ, Max
438712
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Lav
OPPY, John Alwyn
430521
Discharged
Warrant Officer
Beccles RAF
ORCHARD, Kenneth Arthur
408663
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops Timor Sea - 13 SQN
ORD, Leslie Keith
410848
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 FBM U
ORD, William Walter Thomas
453091
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
6 SD
ORGILL, John Victor
441469
Killed (POW)
Flight Sergeant
Died whilst POW Celebes - died of injuries after being beaten by Japanese guards. - 21 SQN
ORR, William Malcolm
436160
Discharged
Flying Officer
9 ACHU
OSBORN, Jack Reginald
415353
Discharged
Flying Officer
4 M Reh U
OSBORN, Stanley Albert
407374
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Burma - AHQ India
OSBORN, Vernon Castell
435177
Discharged
Warrant Officer
2 Aircraft Depot
OSBORNE, Clarence Henry
435495
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
94 Sqn
OSBORNE, John Edward
417877
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Netherlands - 97 SQN UK
OSBORNE, John Gray
419011
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
2 AOSch
OSBORNE, Robert
408088
Discharged
Flying Officer
6 REC C
OSMOTHERLY, (DFM) William George
409583
Discharged
Flying Officer
27 OTU
OSWALD, John Weir
445838
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig Sch
OUDSHOORN, William George
442995
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
8 T& MO
OVENS, Harry Ross
406535
Discharged
Flying Officer
4 OTU
OVERLAND, Alan Harvey
417405
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
32 SQN
OWEN, Jack Harrison
400392
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Netherlands target Essen. - 466 SQN
OWENS, Charles Joseph
406790
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
35 SQN
OXBROW, Kenneth Gordon
430048
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
84 OTU

Acknowledgements

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