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
WADDELL, John Alfred
409628
Discharged
Flying Officer
2 SQN
WADDELL, Robert Roger
441309
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
4 OTU
WADDELL, William Jack McKenzie
427272
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
WADE, Clive Crawford
64712
Discharged
Flying Officer
5 OTU
WADE, Raymond Abel
410795
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
43 SQN
WADE, Stanley Theodore
427173
Discharged
Flying Officer
6 SQN
WADHAM, Charles Ernest Geoffrey
401059
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
2 SQN
WAGLAND, Kenneth Rupert
441759
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
WAGNER, Eric Frederick Richards
440723
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
WAGNER, Roy Alexander
432458
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle New Guinea - 30 Sqn.
WAHLSTEDT, Ronald Herbert
407038
Discharged
Warrant Officer
15 AFU
WAIT, Arthur Osment
417541
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
3 OTU
WALDER, Walter Ernest
445048
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
25 SQN
WALDOCK, William Francis Anthony
429640
Discharged
Pilot Officer
5 Pers Depot
WALDRON, Ivan
438024
Discharged
Warrant Officer
AG Rad Sch
WALES, Percie John
410276
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
2 T&M Office
WALES, Peter Henry
427963
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. Target Wiesbaden Germany - 149 SQN
WALKER, Alex
440387
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig. Sch.
WALKER, Alfred Robert Humphrey
406986
Discharged
Flying Officer
12 Air Res S
WALKER, Arthur Adnah
406907
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Solomon Islands - OB TVL
WALKER, Arthur Frank
428126
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
463 SQN
WALKER, Cecil Gloucester
406336
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle England - 278 SQN
WALKER, Charles William
407956
Killed
Flying Officer
Air ops. From UK target Hanover Germany - 14 OTU
WALKER, Frederick Archibald
407383
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Ceduna South Australia. - 13 SQN
WALKER, Harold Geoffrey
419794
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
1 OCVU O33162
WALKER, Harry
431881
Discharged
Warrant Officer
102 [H/B] SQN
WALKER, Jeffrey Malcolm
410743
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1 WAGS
WALKER, Leslie Edwin
426800
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
9 AHU
WALKER, Raymond Thomas
410762
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Denmark - 149 SQN
WALKLEY, James Raymond
442878
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
WALKLEY, John Roscorla
115235
Discharged
Warrant Officer
38 SQN
WALL, Michael Joseph
49326
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Borneo - 31 Sqn
WALLACE, Charles Martin
38377
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying accident Brewster Victoria Australia. Pilot - 1 WAGS Ballarat
WALLACE, Derrick Noel Mack
415843
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
76 OBU
WALLACE, Nicholas Francis
408556
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
27 OTU
WALLACE, Peter Fleming
409627
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
CFS
WALLACE, Robert James
416908
Discharged
Warrant Officer
13 SQN
WALLACE, William Gordon
436576
Discharged
Flying Officer
5 OTU
WALLER, Harry Trevor
438693
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
23 SQN
WALLER, John Richmond
415884
Discharged
Aircraftman
HQ London
WALLER, Ronald Edward
435130
Discharged
Warrant Officer
AGS
WALLIS, Clifford Alexander
437573
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 EMBD
WALLIS, Nelson Salome
413051
Discharged
Sergeant
2 Embarkation Dep Bradfield Park
WALLIS, Russell Laity
438511
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
102 SQN
WALLWORK, Peter John
440966
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
WALLWORK, Ralph Stanley
400360
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle U.K - 142 SQN
WALSH, Cornelius Desmond
449089
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
RAAF Pearce
WALSH, George Thomas
115684
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
HQ N/W A
WALSH, John Patrick William
443932
Discharged
Aircraftman
1 Eng Sch
WALSH, Leo James
437032
Discharged
Flying Officer
461 SQN
WALSH, Murray Joseph
418317
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RAF Beccles
WALSH, Vincent Clement
416636
Discharged
Flying Officer
2 AOS
WALSHAW, John Hammond
429024
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
6 Stores Depot
WALTER, David James
436216
Discharged
Flying Officer
467 SQN
WALTER, John Robin
45934
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
WALTER, Percy William Keith
434485
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle France - 106 Sqn
WALTER, Robert Clive
437702
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
WALTERS, Colin Harold
408055
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
100 SQN
WALTERS, David Ward
407307
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Kota Bharu, Malaya - 1 SQN Semb
WALTERS, Maurice
415203
Killed
Warrant Officer
Illness New South Wales Australia. - CTU Rathmines
WALTERS, Ronald Boston
427964
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
HQ O/S
WALTHO, Alan
455074
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig Sch
WALTON, Frank Rupert
401290
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident, Sale Victoria Australia - 7 SQN
WALTON, Harold Oscar
408894
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident MacDonald Airfield Northern Territory, Australia - 18 SQN Nei
WALTON, John Albert Granville
430422
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
AGS
WALTON, Peter Weigall
443286
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig Sch Point Cook
WANE, Ian Robert
443810
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
WANLESS, Ian Thomas
431691
Discharged
Warrant Officer
Air & Ground Radio Sch.
WANT, Harry
441520
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
76 OBU
WARBEY, Victor Kenneth
415289
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1 WAGS
WARD, Albert William
434407
Discharged
Flying Officer
466 SQN
WARD, John Leonard
442439
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
35 SQN
WARD, Kenneth William
409780
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 467 SQN
WARD, Lyle James
402614
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
ACSch Wats
WARD, Martin Thomas
415453
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
4 M REH
WARD, Maurice Alfred
427937
Discharged
Flying Officer
9 AHU
WARD, John Ashhurst
407656
Killed
Flying Officer
Missing air ops. Anti-submarine patrol N.E. Brisbane Australia - AF HQ
WARD, Murray Wilson
437064
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 OTU
WARD, Roland Keith
427669
Discharged
Flying Officer
36 SQN MAAF
WARD, William Garth
407979
Killed
Warrant Officer
Flying battle Aegean Sea - 454 SQN
WARDEN-HUTTON, William Alexander
453110
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
WARDLAW, Lindsay Albert
408180
Discharged
Squadron Leader
6 Rec Cen
WARDLE, Keith Frederick
427109
Discharged
Warrant Officer
35 SQN
WARE, Jack Beaumont
437033
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Target Konigsberg Germany - 467 SQN
WARNE, George Ronald Gilbert
409864
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 AD
WARNE, John Lugton
410764
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. Chevenor England - 179 SQN
WARNER, George Robert
418028
Discharged
Warrant Officer
2 AOSch
WARNER, Robert Leonard
437034
Discharged
Pilot Officer
34 SQN
WARNER, Thomas
415705
Discharged
Warrant Officer
A Allocat
WARREN, Clifford Young
427047
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. over France target railway yards,Tergnier. - 466 SQN
WARREN, Cyril Geoffrey
419707
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
42OBU UK
WARREN, Edwin John
417542
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
5 AD
WARREN, Frank Carruthers
439049
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
3 OTU
WARREN, John Eyre
431597
Discharged
Flying Officer
71 BASE
WARREN, Robert James
429838
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK target Sterkrade Germany - 77 SQN
WARRINGTON, William Ivon
437909
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK target Russelsheim Germany - 50 SQN
WARWICK, Archibald Raymond
416197
Discharged
Warrant Officer
24 SQN
WARWICK, Charles Raymond
407086
Discharged
Flying Officer
281 SQN
WASHER, James Francis
427670
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
5 EMBD
WASTELL, Lindsay Robert
430074
Discharged
Warrant Officer
CFS PT COOK
WATERHOUSE, Rex Fossbrook
444481
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
WATERMAN, Edwin James
419064
Discharged
Warrant Officer
21 SQN
WATERS, Colin Keith
437459
Killed
Warrant Officer
Died of illness Adelaide S.A. - 7 Hosp
WATERS, Maurice George
404222
Discharged
Warrant Officer
38 SQN
WATERS, Ronald George
406337
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 REC Dep Lav
WATERWORTH, Malcolm Goldthorpe
449310
Discharged
Flying Officer
34 SQN
WATKINS, Douglas Alexander George
406542
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
21 OTU
WATKINS, Thomas Lincoln
407308
Killed (POW)
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Netherlands target Essen. - 460 SQN
WATLING, Edward
17174
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident Yetna, Western Australia - 14 SQN
WATSON, Bryan Andrew
406705
Discharged
Warrant Officer
AF HQ
WATSON, Donald Fletcher
432297
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 AHU
WATSON, George Ernest
419240
Discharged
Warrant Officer
131 OTU
WATSON, George Munro Hogg
32918
Discharged
Pilot Officer
459 SQN
WATSON, Herbert James
430348
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
85 Wing
WATSON, John Herbert Geoffrey
409190
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
43 SQN
WATSON, Joseph Enos
436830
Discharged
Warrant Officer
16 AHU
WATSON, Leonard Ernest
440499
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
WATSON, Lionel Timothy
402300
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental Middle East - 55 SQN
WATSON, Roy Sidney
419682
Discharged
Warrant Officer
2 AOSch
WATT, Maxwell Birdwood
415456
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From the U.K Wieringen, North Holland, Netherlands. - 106 SQN
WATT, Noel Alexander
404223
Killed
Sergeant
Aircraft accident, Ceylon - 11 SQN
WATTS, Maurice George
443277
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
WATTS, Colin Hubert
416300
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
Cent G Sch
WATTS, Edward George
427763
Discharged
Warrant Officer
Pearce
WATTS, Hector William Cuthbert
402210
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying battle Westrum, Germany - 156 Squadron RAF
WATTS, John Dallaway
445306
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
WATTS, Leonard Charles
437704
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 EMBD Ascot Vale
WATTS, Maxwell Ernest
428014
Discharged
Flying Officer
ACAC
WATTS, Richard Francis
440993
Discharged
Sergeant
1 WAGS
WATTS, Robert John
442265
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
25 SQN
WAUCHOPE, Archibald William
429879
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Scotland - W/Freugh RAF
WAUCHOPE, Peter Neilson
409781
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 EMB Ascot Vale
WAY, Alan Stanley
437634
Killed
Pilot Officer
Flying accident Darwin, Australia - 31 Sqn
WAY, Allan Vivian
410796
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
114MFCU
WAY, Victor Mervyn
416301
Discharged
Corporal
1 TAF Tel
WAYCOTT, William John
415706
Killed
Warrant Officer
Air ops. Target Toulouse France - 207 SQN
WAYE, Jack Chapman
417543
Discharged
Pilot Officer
113ASRF
WAYN, David Percival
408073
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental Middle East - 223 SQN
WEAVER, Donald John
436491
Discharged
Warrant Officer
Beccles
WEAVING, Douglas James
439011
Discharged
Sergeant
1 WAGS
WEBB, Alan Bruce
416302
Discharged
Flying Officer
3 AOS
WEBB, Eric Waitman
7270
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 STT
WEBB, Lawrence Harold
409354
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
1 OTU
WEBB, Gordon Evan
430232
Discharged
Warrant Officer
General Reconnaissance School
WEBBER, William Arthur
404028
Discharged
Aircraftman
1 WAGS (Guards)
WEBSTER, Alan Robert
409630
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Cape Simork Dutch New Guinea - 30 SQN
WEBSTER, Cecil Andrew
444053
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
WEBSTER, Frank Vines
416470
Discharged
Flying Officer
8 SQN
WEBSTER, Geoffrey Charles
441575
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
34 SQN
WEBSTER, John Denis
419147
Discharged
Sergeant
4 Hosp
WEBSTER, Robert Lance
410797
Discharged
Flying Officer
4 OTU
WEBSTER [GM], Noel Wilson
270847
Discharged
Squadron Leader
35 SQN
WEEDEN, Lionel Warwick
417916
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Germany - 463 SQN
WEEDON, Robert Levi James
429641
Discharged
Warrant Officer
466 SQN
WEEKS, Gordon Alfred Loxton
402096
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
WEEKS, James John
429840
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
9 SD
WEIDENHOFER, Rex Charles
442840
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
14 SD
WEIR, John
16874
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
4 MED REH
WELCH, Rhoderic Justin
439334
Discharged
Flying Officer
6 COMM
WELFARE, Ronald Gifford
416911
Discharged
Flying Officer
10 SQN
WELLER, Frederick George
431984
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
2 AOS [COURSE]
WELLER, George Bryanton
406968
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident at Nightcliffs near Darwin on operational flight - 18 SQN Nei
WELLINGTON, Robert Stephen
437180
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 OTU E/Sale
WELSH, Myles Tasman
435437
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 AD
WENZEL, Donald Lindsay
437181
Discharged
Warrant Officer
2 AOSch
WEST, Hautrie John Haydn
418319
Discharged
Flying Officer
21 OTU
WEST, Maxwell Bruce
135461
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
WEST, Ronald William
416172
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle New Britain - 8 SQN
WESTCOTT, Ralph Mervyn
419065
Discharged
Flying Officer
2 AOSch
WESTCOTT, Robert William
401557
Killed
Sergeant
Flying accident Ceduna S.A - 6 SQN
WESTE, George Murray
416814
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
1TAF HQ
WESTERMAN, Robert Stephen
418779
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From UK target Tergnier France - 466 SQN
WESTERN, Malcolm George
417917
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. From U.K target Berlin Germany - 576 SQN
WESTMORELAND, Raymond Clyde
428392
Discharged
Warrant Officer
10 SQN
WESTON, Alexander Harold
419718
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle U.K - 12 SQN
WESTON, Edward Frank
441666
Discharged
Sergeant
AGS
WESTON, Ronald Matthew
439675
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
14 OBU
WESTWORTH, Keith Victor
410022
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1 OTU
WETZIG, Ronald Leonard
404308
Discharged
Sergeant
D&R Bris
WHALAN, Harry Harfield
416038
Discharged
Flying Officer
8 AFU
WHEAT, Arthur Crompton Law
62357
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
WHEELENS, Jack
401225
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
27 OTU
WHEELER, Frederick Walter
400575
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental Red Sea, Middle East - 72 OTU
WHEELER, John Vernon
408900
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 OTU
WHEELER, Marshall John
407517
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 OTU
WHEELER, William Robert
400684
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Middle East - 11 SQN
WHELAN, Joseph
53630
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 AD
WHELLUM, Leslie Keith
417545
Discharged
Warrant Officer
102 SQN
WHIBLEY, Leonard Garth
407565
Killed
Sergeant
Killed in action [Flying battle] Norfolk England - 83 SQN
WHIPP, Peter
436843
Discharged
Warrant Officer
36 SQN
WHISTLER, Jack
441938
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
5 AFC SQN
WHITBURN, John Albert James
424809
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle North Sea, Netherlands - 455 SQN
WHITE, Alexander Watson
428109
Discharged
Warrant Officer
35 TR SQN
WHITE, Arthur James
429680
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
76 OBU
WHITE, Barry Cameron
418030
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Goodenough Island New Guinea - 8 SQN
WHITE, Edward Melville
402097
Killed
Flight Lieutenant
Flying battle New Guinea - 2 SQN
WHITE, Francis Peter
417546
Discharged
Warrant Officer
Columbo RAF
WHITE, Frank Potter
409261
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RAAF Darwin
WHITE, Frederick Kingswood
437607
Discharged
Warrant Officer
PH U
WHITE, Garet Sidney
407309
Killed
Sergeant
Flying battle Malaya - 1 SQN Semb

Acknowledgements

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