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
VAGUE, Harold Thomas James
406156
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1 WAGS
VALE, James Maxwell
409625
Discharged
Flying Officer
AHU
VAN PRAAG, Lionel Maurice
60431
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
38 SQN
VAN WILGEN?, C
?90525
Discharged
VANDERBERGH, Arthur William Frederick
445419
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig Sch
VARDON, John Henry
407515
Discharged
Flying Officer
3 AOSch
VAUGHAN, Francis Joseph
417021
Discharged
Warrant Officer
11 COM
VAUGHAN, Herbert Vivian
400574
Discharged
Flying Officer
102 sqn HB
VAUGHAN, Leslie Cree
418776
Discharged
Flying Officer
30 OTU
VAWDREY, Frederick Noel
439010
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
40 OBU
VENDY, Frank William
56258
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
30 AS Park
VERCOE, Bryant Henry
438493
Discharged
Aircraftman 1
1 Sch Tech Tr Melb
VERCOE, Colin Alwyne
407883
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Ambon - 13 SQN
VEREESCH, Robert Hugh
439801
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
GRS
VICKERS, Colin Lindsay
416731
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RAF Beccles
VIDAL, Anthony George Sealy
432915
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 AHU
VINALL, Ross Kenneth
407382
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
VINER, George
407210
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
1 OTU
VINEY, Keith Chamberlain
440297
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
VIRGO, Lionel Frank James
417681
Discharged
Flying Officer
9 AHU
VIRGO, William James
406906
Discharged
Flying Officer
21 SQN
VOGEL, Frank Alister
438344
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
AGS
VOGT, Howard Arthur
442438
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
25 SQN
VOKES, Walter Richard
417537
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Austria - 614 SQN
VOLICH, Ronal Keith
455060
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig Sch
VOLKMAN, Jack
17609
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1 SD
VON ALWYN, Stacey Cuthbert
252369
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Died after an operation, Hamilton Victoria Australia. - Arm School

Acknowledgements

National Archives of AustraliaUBC Web DesignCity of BallaratDepartment of Veterans+39 AffairsAustralian War MemorialRSL Virtual War Memorial