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
UHE, Thomas Howard
442287
Discharged
Warrant Officer
UMBERS, Frank Charles
431594
Discharged
Warrant Officer
UMPHELBY, Ronald Valentine
400884
Discharged
Squadron Leader
UNDERWOOD, Basil William
441896
Discharged
Aircraftman
UNDERWOOD, Hubert John
407306
Killed (POW)
Flight Sergeant
Prisoner of War Burma
UNDERWOOD, Karl Albert
438295
Discharged
Warrant Officer
UNDERWOOD, Phillip Thomas
416237
Discharged
Pilot Officer
UNDERWOOD, William Norman
415452
Discharged
Flying Officer
URE, Jock Robert
419747
Discharged
Warrant Officer
UREN, Harold Beaumont
437175
Killed
Warrant Officer
Aircraft accident Waterville Canada
URQUHART, Alick John
439289
Discharged
Flight Sergeant

Acknowledgements

UBC Web DesignAustralian War MemorialCity of BallaratNational Archives of AustraliaRSL Virtual War MemorialDepartment of Veterans+39 Affairs