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
O'BRIEN, Edmund Denis
441480
Discharged
Warrant Officer
O'BRIEN, Gerald
430670
Discharged
Warrant Officer
O'BRIEN, Kevin
436563
Discharged
Warrant Officer
O'BRIEN, Leo Henry
418019
Discharged
Flying Officer
O'BRIEN, William Michael
119275
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
O'CALLAGHAN, Jerome Patrick
440088
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
O'CONNELL, Conel
403033
Discharged (POW)
Flight Lieutenant
O'CONNELL, John Patrick
400121
Discharged
Flying Officer
O'CONNELL, Joseph Michael
435727
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
O'CONNER, Gerald Bradley
431904
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
O'CONNER, Peter Joseph
417223
Discharged
Flying Officer
O'CONNER, Thomas Michael
29295
Discharged
Warrant Officer
O'CONNOR, Francis Godfrey
438363
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
O'CONNOR, Ian
29520
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident U.K
O'CONNOR, William James
437628
Discharged
Warrant Officer
O'DAY, Vernon John
56960
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
O'DEA, Donald John
408590
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Netherlands East Indies
O'DEA, John Hayman
436341
Discharged
Warrant Officer
O'DEA, Ronald Patrick
427017
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
O'DONNELL, Allan Hamilton
437655
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
O'DONNELL, Brian John
429730
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Osnabruck Germany
O'DONNELL, Don
445177
Discharged
Sergeant
O'DONNELL, Harold Antoni
436828
Discharged
Warrant Officer
O'DONNELL, Herbert Allen
440716
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
O'DONNELL, John Donald
436817
Killed
Warrant Officer
Illness Tuberculosis NSW
O'DONNELL, Thomas William
435449
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
O'DONOGHUE, Francis George
437570
Discharged
Warrant Officer
O'DONOGUE, Martin Thomas
416126
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
O'GRADY, William Andrew
407373
Discharged
Aircraftman
O'GRADY, William Walter
442016
Discharged
Warrant Officer
O'HALLORAN, Francis Alfred
441584
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
O'KEEFE, Maurice Anthony
428470
Discharged
Warrant Officer
O'LEARY, John Brian
442358
Discharged
Warrant Officer
O'LEARY, Kevin Philip
442045
Discharged
Flying Officer
O'LEARY, Michael Ambrose
416884
Discharged
Warrant Officer
O'LEARY, Raymond Thomas
439116
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
O'LOGHLEN, Peter Maxwell
442727
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
O'LOUGHLIN, John Phillip
406729
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
O'LOUGHLIN, Justin Vincent
416226
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Italy
O'MEARA, John Patrick
410370
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Germany
O'MEARA, Rea Ronald
442121
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
O'NEIL, Joseph Maxwell
407605
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
O'NEILL, Jack Carson Grayson
404036
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle Middle East
O'NEILL, Kevin John
435486
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
O'NEILL, Patrick Thomas
441328
Discharged
Warrant Officer
O'NEILL, Richard Glasson
415949
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From U.K target Leipzig
O'NEILL, Thomas Edward
407451
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. Buna Strip Sumatra
O'REILLY, Francis Michael
406730
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Timor
O'REILLY, John Paul
A2395
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
O'RILEY, Edward John
407647
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
O'RIORDAN, Philip John
443915
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
O'ROURKE, John Vincent
441166
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
O'SHLACK, Joe
410560
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France
O'SULLIVAN, Brian Colville
434195
Discharged
Warrant Officer
O'SULLIVAN, Garry Owen
431820
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
O'SULLIVAN, John William
419004
Discharged
Flying Officer
O'SULLIVAN, Robert John
415910
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops.target Dortmund Germany
O'SULLIVAN, Thomas Charles
415736
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
O'TOOLE, Alan Smail
445479
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
O'TOOLE, Michael Kevin
409935
Discharged
Flying Officer
OAKES, Montague Ross
121921
Discharged
Warrant Officer
OAKLEY, Brian James
444651
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
OAKLEY, Charles Reginald
430046
Discharged
Flying Officer
OAKLEY, Reginald Warburton
438687
Discharged
Warrant Officer
OBERHARDT, MERVYN
440413
Discharged
Warrant Officer
OBST, Ronald Edwin
437152
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Loxton, South Australia
ODGERS, David Archibald
427623
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Aircraft accident Brewster VIC. Australia
ODGERS, Robert Boston
441364
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
OEHM, Lindsay Gordon
444762
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
OFFER, Lionel Edward
17420
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
OFFORD, Thomas Elliss
406534
Discharged
Pilot Officer
OGLESBY, Keith George
412177
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
OLCORN, Isaac George
400181
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
OLDFIELD, Ernest Radcliffe
406221
Discharged (POW)
Flight Lieutenant
OLDMAN, Alick Arnold
416603
Discharged
Warrant Officer
OLDS, Norman Alfred
439375
Discharged
Flying Officer
OLIVER, Herbert John
417271
Discharged
Pilot Officer
OLIVER, Keith Dudley
437948
Discharged
Flying Officer
OLIVER, Warren David
442874
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
OLLIVER, Donald
433768
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
OLRICK, Ronald Edward
67801
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
OLSEN, Darrel James
445179
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
OLSEN, George Glenn
436361
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Merseburg Germany
OLSEN, Harry
417226
Discharged
Pilot Officer
OMSBY, Leonard Arthur
407871
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Ambon
OPITZ, Max
438712
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
OPPY, John Alwyn
430521
Discharged
Warrant Officer
ORCHARD, Kenneth Arthur
408663
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops Timor Sea
ORD, Leslie Keith
410848
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
ORD, William Walter Thomas
453091
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
ORGILL, John Victor
441469
Killed (POW)
Flight Sergeant
Died whilst POW Celebes - died of injuries after being beaten by Japanese guards.
ORR, William Malcolm
436160
Discharged
Flying Officer
OSBORN, Jack Reginald
415353
Discharged
Flying Officer
OSBORN, Stanley Albert
407374
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Burma
OSBORN, Vernon Castell
435177
Discharged
Warrant Officer
OSBORNE, Clarence Henry
435495
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
OSBORNE, John Edward
417877
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Netherlands
OSBORNE, John Gray
419011
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
OSBORNE, Robert
408088
Discharged
Flying Officer
OSMOTHERLY, (DFM) William George
409583
Discharged
Flying Officer
OSWALD, John Weir
445838
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
OUDSHOORN, William George
442995
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
OVENS, Harry Ross
406535
Discharged
Flying Officer
OVERLAND, Alan Harvey
417405
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
OWEN, Jack Harrison
400392
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Netherlands target Essen.
OWENS, Charles Joseph
406790
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
OXBROW, Kenneth Gordon
430048
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant

Acknowledgements

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