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
VAGUE, Harold Thomas James
406156
Discharged
Warrant Officer
VALE, James Maxwell
409625
Discharged
Flying Officer
VAN PRAAG, Lionel Maurice
60431
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
VAN WILGEN?, C
?90525
Discharged
VANDERBERGH, Arthur William Frederick
445419
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
VARDON, John Henry
407515
Discharged
Flying Officer
VAUGHAN, Francis Joseph
417021
Discharged
Warrant Officer
VAUGHAN, Herbert Vivian
400574
Discharged
Flying Officer
VAUGHAN, Leslie Cree
418776
Discharged
Flying Officer
VAWDREY, Frederick Noel
439010
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
VENDY, Frank William
56258
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
VERCOE, Bryant Henry
438493
Discharged
Aircraftman 1
VERCOE, Colin Alwyne
407883
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Ambon
VEREESCH, Robert Hugh
439801
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
VICKERS, Colin Lindsay
416731
Discharged
Warrant Officer
VIDAL, Anthony George Sealy
432915
Discharged
Warrant Officer
VINALL, Ross Kenneth
407382
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
VINER, George
407210
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
VINEY, Keith Chamberlain
440297
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
VIRGO, Lionel Frank James
417681
Discharged
Flying Officer
VIRGO, William James
406906
Discharged
Flying Officer
VOGEL, Frank Alister
438344
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
VOGT, Howard Arthur
442438
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
VOKES, Walter Richard
417537
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Austria
VOLICH, Ronal Keith
455060
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
VOLKMAN, Jack
17609
Discharged
Warrant Officer
VON ALWYN, Stacey Cuthbert
252369
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Died after an operation, Hamilton Victoria Australia.

Acknowledgements

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