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
RABBISH, William Herbert
406903
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Milne Bay - 100 SQN
RABLIN, Norman Charters
78340
Discharged
Flying Officer
6 T&MO
RADCLIFFE, Harry Martyn
407876
Killed
Pilot Officer
Accidental [Ground Accident] United Kingdom - W Freugh
RADCLIFFE [DFC], John Edward Clarence
408931
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
9 AHU
RADLEY, Kenneth McDonald
418175
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany, target Nuremburg. - 51 SQN
RADONIC, Ronald Benjamin
40878
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 Aircraft Depot
RAE, Arthur Daniel
441587
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
ADF HQ Darwin
RAE, Donald James
406681
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Germany, target Berlin. - 214 SQN
RAE, George Campbell
427938
Discharged
Aircraftman
5 EMBD Subiaco
RAEBEL, Arthur Edward
441495
Discharged
Sergeant
1 WAGS
RAFFERTY [DFC], Edward Hayes
408228
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
11 EPTS
RAGGATT, Philip Murray
449444
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
RAHALEY, Leo Kevin
434116
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1654 Conv
RAHALEY, Leonard Keith
427939
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
102 SQN 4 GP
RAHMANN, John Marquis
435713
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
7 OTU
RAILTON, Wilson Alfred
436211
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
RAINE, Edgar Laurence
431643
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
5 Radio Installation & Main Unit
RAINES, Donald James
439119
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Lav
RALPH, Neville Alexander William
436826
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 OTU East Sale
RAMPANT, Charles Alphonsus
436091
Killed
Flying Officer
Aircraft accident Yanchep W.A - 25 SQN
RAMSEY, John Edward
407648
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle North Sea - 48 SQN
RAMSEY, William Alfred
416064
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Bay of Biscay - 461 SQN
RANCE, James Arthur
415877
Discharged
Flying Officer
35 SQN
RANDELL, Reginald Nolan
411947
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
43 Sqn
RANDLES, John Edward Jordan
437356
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
RANFORD, John Colin
436932
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident Windermere Vic. Pilot - 1 WAGS Ballarat
RANGE, Bert Sydney
415826
Discharged
Warrant Officer
10 COM
RANKIN, Robert Stewart
438532
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
7 OTU
RANKIN, George Worland
427742
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. target Cologne Germany - 460 Squadron
RANKIN, John
440010
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
7 OTU
RANSLEY, Jeffrey Allen
428196
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1 OTU
RASHBROOK, Robert William
415917
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Southwell Nottinghamshire UK - 1654 COM
RASHEED, Kevin Sygich
417414
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
81 OTU
RASHEED, Ross Toufeek
407606
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
1 OTU
RASMUSSEN, Edward Charles
435124
Discharged
Flying Officer
RAF Gamston
RASMUSSEN, Neville Etheridge Johannes
406310
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
7 OTU
RATE, William George
415827
Discharged
Flying Officer
9 AHU
RATHJEN, Frederick Herbert
416283
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Oldstone bombing ranges, United Kingdom - 15 OTU
RATTLE, Noel William
434477
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
94 Sqn
RAWLING, Bruce Stanley
437003
Discharged
Flying Officer
27 OTU
RAYMOND, Phillip Newton
435226
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
AGS
RAYNER, John Francis
434545
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
OS HQ
RAYNER, Neil Keith
407649
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Koepang Timor - 2 SQN
RAYSON, Douglas Frederick
437720
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
READ, Graham Sydney [Toby]
417118
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Berlin Germany - 405 SQN
READ, Isaac Wood
406222
Killed (POW)
Sergeant
Missing believed P.O.W Halong Netherlands East Indies - 2 SQN
READ, William Neil
406700
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Air ops. From UK target Lille France - 51 B HQ
REBBECHI, John Frederick
427940
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
1 BTG
REDDEN, James Patrick
407511
Discharged
Aircraftman 1
2 EMB Depot
REDDEN, Maxwell Ernest
407650
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
14 ACHU
REDFORD, Frank Herbert
427743
Discharged
Warrant Officer
Morecambe RAF
REDFORD, Norman Louis
419538
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. From U.K Flying battle Norway. - 235 Sqn
REDPATH, Alfred Clegg
443323
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
REDPATH, Harry Cadwallader
410285
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
150 SQN
REECE, Bernard
427106
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Stuttgart Germany - 463 SQN
REED, Alexander
408555
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 OTU
REED, Raymond George
407877
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. Trapini Sicily - 55 SQN
REEDY, William Herbert
427549
Discharged
Flying Officer
87 SQN
REES, Gethyn Thomas
438793
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1 Aircraft Depot
REES, Gwynn
443462
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 OTU
REEVE, Maxwell Neal
438814
Discharged
Pilot Officer
AG Rad School
REEVE, Percy Charles
438628
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
REEVES, Hugh Williams Hay
412031
Discharged
Pilot Officer
GRS G/Rec Sch
REGAN, James Patrick
436584
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
REGAN, Rollo Hudson
444037
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
REID, Edwin McSwiney
408053
Discharged
Flying Officer
3 AOSch
REID, Frank Bruce
429738
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France - 15 SQN
REID, John Ruskin
400261
Killed
Sergeant
Ground battle Java - 84 SQN
REID, William Henry
408005
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
REILLY, Brian Joseph
430783
Discharged
Warrant Officer
21 PTC
REINKE, Rex Maxwell
416457
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
REITER, Stanley
450070
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig Sch
REKDALE, John Sigvald
408594
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle New Guinea - 100 SQN
RELITER, Adelbert Stanley
445486
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
RENDALL, Clifford Albert
419729
Discharged
Warrant Officer
3 OTU
RENDELL, Ian Douglas Flett
409595
Discharged
Pilot Officer
8 SQN
RENKIN, Phillip Herbert
400125
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
14 ACHU
RENNICK, William Herbert
40974
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
467 SQN
RETCHFORD, Norman
407831
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 WAGS
REYNALLT, William Henry
444716
Discharged
Flying Officer
3 OTU
REYNOLDS, Charles Noel
400647
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Germany target Essen - 76 SQN
REYNOLDS, John Sylvannus
439909
Discharged
Flying Officer
87 PR SQD
REYNOLDS, Ralph Percival Alfred
427352
Discharged
Pilot Officer
53 BASE
RHOADES, Leslie Colin
404045
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East - 55 SQN
RHODES, John Bernard
6207
Discharged
Sergeant
8 OTU
RHODES, John Otley
438898
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig. Sch.
RIACH, Mac
444964
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
RAAF Com HQ
RICE, David Alfred
437445
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
460 SQN
RICE, Jack Wilson
71898
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
36 SQN
RICH, Warwick William
427148
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Hampshire UK - 1652 COM
RICHARDS, Allan Leslie
438340
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
HQ Lav
RICHARDS, Cecil William Charles
407512
Discharged
Aircraftman 2
1 WAGS
RICHARDS, Clifford William
402296
Discharged
Flying Officer
32 SQN
RICHARDS, David Bower
407743
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
102 SQN
RICHARDS, Kenneth Ross
437278
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
94 Sqn
RICHARDS, Leonard Wilfred
429739
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
RICHARDS, Robert William
407950
Killed
Warrant Officer
Night air ops. Middle East - 37 SQN
RICHARDS, Ronald
406263
Discharged
Flying Officer
Nwatelu
RICHARDS, Theodore George
402006
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Air Ops. Middle East - Malta
RICHARDS, Thomas Ernest
441365
Discharged
Warrant Officer
8 Comm Unit
RICHARDS, William Thomas Griffiths
436092
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
HQ DT-T ARM
RICHARDSON, Allan James
441329
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
12 SQN
RICHARDSON, Anthony William
16750
Discharged
Warrant Officer
D&R Pearce
RICHARDSON, Gordon Stewart Woollands
415592
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
O51099
RICHARDSON, Kenneth
449116
Discharged
Warrant Officer
TD&DR Lav
RICHARDSON, Leslie George
436529
Discharged
Warrant Officer
Dhubulia
RICHARDSON, Noel Beresford
419876
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
R/S TDR Lav
RICHARDSON, Paul Walter Wallace
401051
Killed
Flying Officer
Accidental India - 194 SQN
RICHARDSON, Raymond John
401017
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Rabaul - 11 SQN
RICHARDSON, Raymond Rawlings
406160
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Middle East - 14 SQN
RICHARDSON, Thomas John Owen
406152
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
25 SQN
RICHARDSON, William
442107
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 WAGS
RICKETTS, Brian Anthony
444656
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS 3 wags
RICKETTS, Charles John
437877
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
RICKETTS, Francis Richard
445795
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
RICKETTS [DFC], Carlyle Raymond Stuart
402040
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
Tocumwal O210564
RIDDELL, Brian William
400681
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1 OTU
RIDDELL, James Stanton
407376
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
Sch of Ad
RIDGE, Gordon William George
416231
Killed
Sergeant
Flight accident Tallow beach Broken Head N.S.W - 12 R&SU
RIDGE, Raymond Francis
417891
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
5 Med Reh
RIDGWAY, Keith Halcot
407771
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Beaufort aircraft crash Mariut Middle East - 230 SQN
RIDGWAY, Nathaniel George
440583
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
RIDGWAY, Neville Alexander
449014
Discharged
Flying Officer
Lav
RIGBY, Edward Warren
449234
Discharged
Sergeant
1 WAGS
RIGG, John Maurice
400126
Discharged
Corporal
1 AD
RILEY, John Richmond
415182
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 101 SQN
RILEY, Philip
A1146
Discharged
Warrant Officer
11 SQN
RIMINGTON, Keith Edward
408595
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. Target Berlin Germany - 466 SQN
RING, Geoffrey Morton
407832
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
1 OTU
RINGSTAD, John Dudley
445430
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
RINTOUL, John Robert
25989
Discharged
Flying Officer
2 Aircraft Depot
RIPLEY, Bruce Macquarie
444809
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
RITCHIE, Geoffrey Francis
412700
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From U.K - 461 SQN
RIVETT, Albert Richard
428515
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 EMBD
ROACH, William Alexander
415828
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle North Sea - 455 SQN UK
ROBB, Lawrence William
418879
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Denmark - 460 SQN
ROBB [DFM], John Allan
400127
Discharged
Group Captain
HQSC O33073
ROBBINS, Ernest John
401539
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
2 AOS
ROBERTS, Albert George
419505
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 AGSch
ROBERTS, Arthur Reece
407909
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle N.W. Europe - 100 SQN
ROBERTS, Charles Alexander
417417
Discharged
Corporal
109 MFC
ROBERTS, Charles Leigh
417893
Discharged
Warrant Officer
TD&RC Lav
ROBERTS, David Bevan
431442
Discharged
Warrant Officer
7 SQN
ROBERTS, David Maurice
449599
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
ROBERTS, Donald Henry
431412
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
486 M SQN
ROBERTS, Francis Owen
408521
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Milne Bay - 100 SQN
ROBERTS, Geoffrey Lionel
419826
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
24 SQN
ROBERTS, George Alfred
444853
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
ROBERTS, George Harry
29773
Discharged
Sergeant
11 SQN
ROBERTS, Herbert Donald
416130
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
461 SQN
ROBERTS, Kenneth
443383
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
7 OTU
ROBERTS, Kevin Jack
430224
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
Camston RAF
ROBERTS, Rhys
407513
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
223 SQN
ROBERTS [DFC], Harold Frederick
418467
Discharged
Flying Officer
97 SQN
ROBERTSON, Albert Merrick Craig
408596
Discharged
Warrant Officer
7 SQN
ROBERTSON, Bernard James
418468
Discharged
Flying Officer
1330Conv
ROBERTSON, Brian Desmond
416034
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
34 SQN
ROBERTSON, David McLeod
407456
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
12 SQN Cecil Pl
ROBERTSON, Derek Fanshawe
428360
Discharged
Warrant Officer
3 OTU Rathmines
ROBERTSON, Edwin Albert
428092
Discharged
Pilot Officer
22 PTC
ROBERTSON, George ewen
408217
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
ROBERTSON, Ian William James
438715
Discharged
Corporal
Lav
ROBERTSON, John Medley
437161
Discharged
Corporal
FIN/OFF Adelaide
ROBERTSON, Kenneth Buchanan
441830
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
4 T&MO
ROBERTSON, Kenneth Harvey
401052
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
HQ P/Cook
ROBERTSON, Kenneth Ira
417769
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 AHU
ROBERTSON, Murray
442517
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
7 SFTS Deniliquin
ROBERTSON, Robert Edwin
441797
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
ROBERTSON, Robert Wallace
429686
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
107 Sqd
ROBERTSON, Ronald Thomas
418680
Discharged (POW)
Flight Lieutenant
N/E HQ
ROBERTSON, William Niel
428262
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RAF Beccles
ROBINS, Alfred Arthur
436254
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Middle East - Ein Shemer
ROBINS, James Henry
430603
Discharged
Warrant Officer
100 SQN
ROBINSON, Alexander William
436093
Discharged
Warrant Officer
101 SQN
ROBINSON, Allan George
431583
Discharged
Warrant Officer
AG Rad Sch
ROBINSON, Cavan Beadon
427484
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops Duisbury Germany - 576 SQN
ROBINSON, Cecil Reginald
427945
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
ROBINSON, Clifton Arnold
445317
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
ROBINSON, Edwin Latta
417283
Discharged
Warrant Officer
MED U Brisbane
ROBINSON, Errol Gordon
418694
Discharged
Flying Officer
Coastal C Comm Fis
ROBINSON, Frank Stephen
409618
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
2 AOSch
ROBINSON, Frederick George
438669
Discharged
Sergeant
1 WAGS
ROBINSON, Ian Norman
443798
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 OTU
ROBINSON, Ian William
409227
Discharged (POW)
Flying Officer
207 SQN
ROBINSON, James Alfred
449600
Discharged
Sergeant
1 WAGS
ROBINSON, Jeffrey James
453019
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig Sch
ROBINSON, Keith William
428665
Discharged
Warrant Officer
BECCLES
ROBINSON, Kelso Turner
436163
Discharged
Warrant Officer
550 SQN
ROBINSON, Kenneth Arthur
427353
Discharged
Flying Officer
12 D SQN
ROBINSON, Kimberley Wade
436005
Discharged
Flying Officer
21 PTC
ROBINSON, Leonard George
420274
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Padua, Italy - 450 SQN
ROBINSON, Lord Norman
402297
Discharged
Flying Officer
226 SQN
ROBINSON, Norman William
450050
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
HQ Tel U
ROBINSON, Owen Cecil Richard
416286
Discharged
Flying Officer
34 SQN
ROBINSON, Patrick Phillip John
431037
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
21 SQN
ROBINSON, Nicholas Auber Benjamin
406795
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops.from the UK flying battle Belgium - 115 SQN
ROBINSON, Robert Kyran
444039
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
ROBINSON, Ronald William
9310
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU O36390
ROBINSON, William Alfred
440460
Discharged
Sergeant
1 WAGS
ROBLEY [DFC], Vernon John
417238
Discharged
Flying Officer
AGSch

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