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
RABBISH, William Herbert
406903
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Milne Bay
RABLIN, Norman Charters
78340
Discharged
Flying Officer
RADCLIFFE, Harry Martyn
407876
Killed
Pilot Officer
Accidental [Ground Accident] United Kingdom
RADCLIFFE [DFC], John Edward Clarence
408931
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
RADLEY, Kenneth McDonald
418175
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany, target Nuremburg.
RADONIC, Ronald Benjamin
40878
Discharged
Flying Officer
RAE, Arthur Daniel
441587
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
RAE, Donald James
406681
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Germany, target Berlin.
RAE, George Campbell
427938
Discharged
Aircraftman
RAEBEL, Arthur Edward
441495
Discharged
Sergeant
RAFFERTY [DFC], Edward Hayes
408228
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
RAGGATT, Philip Murray
449444
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
RAHALEY, Leo Kevin
434116
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RAHALEY, Leonard Keith
427939
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
RAHMANN, John Marquis
435713
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
RAILTON, Wilson Alfred
436211
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RAINE, Edgar Laurence
431643
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
RAINES, Donald James
439119
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
RALPH, Neville Alexander William
436826
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
RAMPANT, Charles Alphonsus
436091
Killed
Flying Officer
Aircraft accident Yanchep W.A
RAMSEY, John Edward
407648
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle North Sea
RAMSEY, William Alfred
416064
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Bay of Biscay
RANCE, James Arthur
415877
Discharged
Flying Officer
RANDELL, Reginald Nolan
411947
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
RANDLES, John Edward Jordan
437356
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RANFORD, John Colin
436932
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Aircraft accident Windermere Vic. Pilot
RANGE, Bert Sydney
415826
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RANKIN, Robert Stewart
438532
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
RANKIN, George Worland
427742
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. target Cologne Germany
RANKIN, John
440010
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
RANSLEY, Jeffrey Allen
428196
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RASHBROOK, Robert William
415917
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Southwell Nottinghamshire UK
RASHEED, Kevin Sygich
417414
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
RASHEED, Ross Toufeek
407606
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
RASMUSSEN, Edward Charles
435124
Discharged
Flying Officer
RASMUSSEN, Neville Etheridge Johannes
406310
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
RATE, William George
415827
Discharged
Flying Officer
RATHJEN, Frederick Herbert
416283
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Oldstone bombing ranges, United Kingdom
RATTLE, Noel William
434477
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
RAWLING, Bruce Stanley
437003
Discharged
Flying Officer
RAYMOND, Phillip Newton
435226
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
RAYNER, John Francis
434545
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
RAYNER, Neil Keith
407649
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Koepang Timor
RAYSON, Douglas Frederick
437720
Discharged
Warrant Officer
READ, Graham Sydney [Toby]
417118
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Berlin Germany
READ, Isaac Wood
406222
Killed (POW)
Sergeant
Missing believed P.O.W Halong Netherlands East Indies
READ, William Neil
406700
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Air ops. From UK target Lille France
REBBECHI, John Frederick
427940
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
REDDEN, James Patrick
407511
Discharged
Aircraftman 1
REDDEN, Maxwell Ernest
407650
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
REDFORD, Frank Herbert
427743
Discharged
Warrant Officer
REDFORD, Norman Louis
419538
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. From U.K Flying battle Norway.
REDPATH, Alfred Clegg
443323
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
REDPATH, Harry Cadwallader
410285
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
REECE, Bernard
427106
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Stuttgart Germany
REED, Alexander
408555
Discharged
Flying Officer
REED, Raymond George
407877
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. Trapini Sicily
REEDY, William Herbert
427549
Discharged
Flying Officer
REES, Gethyn Thomas
438793
Discharged
Warrant Officer
REES, Gwynn
443462
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
REEVE, Maxwell Neal
438814
Discharged
Pilot Officer
REEVE, Percy Charles
438628
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
REEVES, Hugh Williams Hay
412031
Discharged
Pilot Officer
REGAN, James Patrick
436584
Discharged
Warrant Officer
REGAN, Rollo Hudson
444037
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
REID, Edwin McSwiney
408053
Discharged
Flying Officer
REID, Frank Bruce
429738
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France
REID, John Ruskin
400261
Killed
Sergeant
Ground battle Java
REID, William Henry
408005
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
REILLY, Brian Joseph
430783
Discharged
Warrant Officer
REINKE, Rex Maxwell
416457
Discharged
Warrant Officer
REITER, Stanley
450070
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
REKDALE, John Sigvald
408594
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle New Guinea
RELITER, Adelbert Stanley
445486
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
RENDALL, Clifford Albert
419729
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RENDELL, Ian Douglas Flett
409595
Discharged
Pilot Officer
RENKIN, Phillip Herbert
400125
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
RENNICK, William Herbert
40974
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
RETCHFORD, Norman
407831
Discharged
Flying Officer
REYNALLT, William Henry
444716
Discharged
Flying Officer
REYNOLDS, Charles Noel
400647
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Germany target Essen
REYNOLDS, John Sylvannus
439909
Discharged
Flying Officer
REYNOLDS, Ralph Percival Alfred
427352
Discharged
Pilot Officer
RHOADES, Leslie Colin
404045
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East
RHODES, John Bernard
6207
Discharged
Sergeant
RHODES, John Otley
438898
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
RIACH, Mac
444964
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
RICE, David Alfred
437445
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
RICE, Jack Wilson
71898
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
RICH, Warwick William
427148
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Hampshire UK
RICHARDS, Allan Leslie
438340
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
RICHARDS, Cecil William Charles
407512
Discharged
Aircraftman 2
RICHARDS, Clifford William
402296
Discharged
Flying Officer
RICHARDS, David Bower
407743
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
RICHARDS, Kenneth Ross
437278
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
RICHARDS, Leonard Wilfred
429739
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RICHARDS, Robert William
407950
Killed
Warrant Officer
Night air ops. Middle East
RICHARDS, Ronald
406263
Discharged
Flying Officer
RICHARDS, Theodore George
402006
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Air Ops. Middle East
RICHARDS, Thomas Ernest
441365
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RICHARDS, William Thomas Griffiths
436092
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
RICHARDSON, Allan James
441329
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
RICHARDSON, Anthony William
16750
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RICHARDSON, Gordon Stewart Woollands
415592
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
RICHARDSON, Kenneth
449116
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RICHARDSON, Leslie George
436529
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RICHARDSON, Noel Beresford
419876
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
RICHARDSON, Paul Walter Wallace
401051
Killed
Flying Officer
Accidental India
RICHARDSON, Raymond John
401017
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Rabaul
RICHARDSON, Raymond Rawlings
406160
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Middle East
RICHARDSON, Thomas John Owen
406152
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
RICHARDSON, William
442107
Discharged
Flying Officer
RICKETTS, Brian Anthony
444656
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
RICKETTS, Charles John
437877
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RICKETTS, Francis Richard
445795
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
RICKETTS [DFC], Carlyle Raymond Stuart
402040
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
RIDDELL, Brian William
400681
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RIDDELL, James Stanton
407376
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
RIDGE, Gordon William George
416231
Killed
Sergeant
Flight accident Tallow beach Broken Head N.S.W
RIDGE, Raymond Francis
417891
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
RIDGWAY, Keith Halcot
407771
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Beaufort aircraft crash Mariut Middle East
RIDGWAY, Nathaniel George
440583
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
RIDGWAY, Neville Alexander
449014
Discharged
Flying Officer
RIGBY, Edward Warren
449234
Discharged
Sergeant
RIGG, John Maurice
400126
Discharged
Corporal
RILEY, John Richmond
415182
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany
RILEY, Philip
A1146
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RIMINGTON, Keith Edward
408595
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. Target Berlin Germany
RING, Geoffrey Morton
407832
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
RINGSTAD, John Dudley
445430
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
RINTOUL, John Robert
25989
Discharged
Flying Officer
RIPLEY, Bruce Macquarie
444809
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
RITCHIE, Geoffrey Francis
412700
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From U.K
RIVETT, Albert Richard
428515
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
ROACH, William Alexander
415828
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle North Sea
ROBB, Lawrence William
418879
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Denmark
ROBB [DFM], John Allan
400127
Discharged
Group Captain
ROBBINS, Ernest John
401539
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
ROBERTS, Albert George
419505
Discharged
Flying Officer
ROBERTS, Arthur Reece
407909
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle N.W. Europe
ROBERTS, Charles Alexander
417417
Discharged
Corporal
ROBERTS, Charles Leigh
417893
Discharged
Warrant Officer
ROBERTS, David Bevan
431442
Discharged
Warrant Officer
ROBERTS, David Maurice
449599
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
ROBERTS, Donald Henry
431412
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
ROBERTS, Francis Owen
408521
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Milne Bay
ROBERTS, Geoffrey Lionel
419826
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
ROBERTS, George Alfred
444853
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
ROBERTS, George Harry
29773
Discharged
Sergeant
ROBERTS, Herbert Donald
416130
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
ROBERTS, Kenneth
443383
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
ROBERTS, Kevin Jack
430224
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
ROBERTS, Rhys
407513
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
ROBERTS, Harold Frederick
418467
Discharged
Flying Officer
ROBERTSON, Albert Merrick Craig
408596
Discharged
Warrant Officer
ROBERTSON, Bernard James
418468
Discharged
Flying Officer
ROBERTSON, Brian Desmond
416034
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
ROBERTSON, David McLeod
407456
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
ROBERTSON, Derek Fanshawe
428360
Discharged
Warrant Officer
ROBERTSON, Edwin Albert
428092
Discharged
Pilot Officer
ROBERTSON, George ewen
408217
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
ROBERTSON, Ian William James
438715
Discharged
Corporal
ROBERTSON, John Medley
437161
Discharged
Corporal
ROBERTSON, Kenneth Buchanan
441830
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
ROBERTSON, Kenneth Harvey
401052
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
ROBERTSON, Kenneth Ira
417769
Discharged
Warrant Officer
ROBERTSON, Murray
442517
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
ROBERTSON, Robert Edwin
441797
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
ROBERTSON, Robert Wallace
429686
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
ROBERTSON, Ronald Thomas
418680
Discharged (POW)
Flight Lieutenant
ROBERTSON, William Niel
428262
Discharged
Warrant Officer
ROBINS, Alfred Arthur
436254
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Middle East
ROBINS, James Henry
430603
Discharged
Warrant Officer
ROBINSON, Alexander William
436093
Discharged
Warrant Officer
ROBINSON, Allan George
431583
Discharged
Warrant Officer
ROBINSON, Cavan Beadon
427484
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops Duisbury Germany
ROBINSON, Cecil Reginald
427945
Discharged
Warrant Officer
ROBINSON, Clifton Arnold
445317
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
ROBINSON, Edwin Latta
417283
Discharged
Warrant Officer
ROBINSON, Errol Gordon
418694
Discharged
Flying Officer
ROBINSON, Frank Stephen
409618
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
ROBINSON, Frederick George
438669
Discharged
Sergeant
ROBINSON, Ian Norman
443798
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
ROBINSON, Ian William
409227
Discharged (POW)
Flying Officer
ROBINSON, James Alfred
449600
Discharged
Sergeant
ROBINSON, Jeffrey James
453019
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
ROBINSON, Keith William
428665
Discharged
Warrant Officer
ROBINSON, Kelso Turner
436163
Discharged
Warrant Officer
ROBINSON, Kenneth Arthur
427353
Discharged
Flying Officer
ROBINSON, Kimberley Wade
436005
Discharged
Flying Officer
ROBINSON, Leonard George
420274
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Padua, Italy
ROBINSON, Lord Norman
402297
Discharged
Flying Officer
ROBINSON, Norman William
450050
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
ROBINSON, Owen Cecil Richard
416286
Discharged
Flying Officer
ROBINSON, Patrick Phillip John
431037
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
ROBINSON, Robert Kyran
444039
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
ROBINSON, Ronald William
9310
Discharged
Warrant Officer
ROBINSON, William Alfred
440460
Discharged
Sergeant
ROBINSON, Nicholas Auber Benjamin
406795
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops.from the UK flying battle Belgium
ROBLEY, Vernon John
417238
Discharged
Flying Officer

Acknowledgements

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