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
YATES, Ronald
418219
Discharged
Warrant Officer
YEATES, Frederick
417986
Discharged
Sergeant
YEATES, Ross Harold
417033
Discharged
Warrant Officer
YELLAND, Allan Eugene
417688
Discharged
Pilot Officer
YEOMANS, William
415749
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle Bay of Biscay
YOUNG, Donald
453116
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
YOUNG, Eldon Thomas
416068
Discharged
Flying Officer
YOUNG, Ernest Bain
444732
Discharged
Sergeant
YOUNG, Frank Alfred
445271
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
YOUNG, George Edward
435211
Discharged
Warrant Officer
YOUNG, Gordon
444590
Discharged
Sergeant
YOUNG, John Isaac
431345
Discharged
Flying Officer
YOUNG, Leslie James
430491
Discharged
Warrant Officer
YOUNG, Robert Adrian
442033
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
YOUNG, Steven James Graham
441068
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
YOUNG, William Lee Orr
417259
Discharged
Warrant Officer
YOUNG, Daniel Douglas
442440
Discharged
Warrant Officer
YOURN, Samuel John
435064
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman

Acknowledgements

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