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
BIRRELL, Bruce Vincent
443390
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
112 ASRF
BIRRELL, Eric Alfred
416923
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops from UK target Stuttgart Germany - 9 SQN
BIRTWISTLE, John Tyzzer
408119
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
23 SQN
BISHOP, Benjamin Harvey
406557
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. U.K operation over Germany. - 1658 Conv
BISHOP, Brian Crane
437309
Discharged
Warrant Officer
3 AOS Port Pirie
BISHOP, Frank Elliott
416113
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental, United Kingdom - 460 Conversion Flight
BISHOP, Jack
407283
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental U.K. - 20 OTU
BISHOP, James John
419406
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying battle India - 159 SQN ACSEA
BISHOP, William Henry
415112
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1WAGS
BISHOP, George
417040
Killed
Pilot Officer
Aircraft accident, crashed Yetna near Geraldton, Western Australia. - 14 SQN
BITMEAD, Murray Reed
437330
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
BLACK, Clarence Alwin
415608
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. From the UK target Frankfurt - 22 SQN
BLACK, Colin Henry
403022
Discharged
Sergeant
105 FCU
BLACK, Ronald Wilfred
419925
Discharged
Warrant Officer
31 SQN
BLACK, William Rex
417292
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
5 MR U
BLACKBURN, Walter George
427633
Discharged
Warrant Officer
635 SQN
BLACKER, Norman Kearns
445104
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
BLACKET, Geoffrey Caleb
407635
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
21 SQN
BLACKSHAW, John Douglas
432095
Killed
Pilot Officer
Air ops. Norway - 455 Sqn
BLACKWELL, Henry James
417449
Discharged
Flying Officer
CGSch
BLACKWELL, Joseph
436968
Discharged
Warrant Officer
24 SQN
BLACKWELL, William Donald
415497
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Bombing raid Altmerdingsen, Hanover Germany - 467 SQN
BLADEN, Charles Louis
427893
Discharged
Warrant Officer
11 SQN A5851
BLAIR, William Alan
401886
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
AGRS
BLAKE, Ian Glass
449415
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 WAGS
BLAKE, Myer
419631
Discharged
Pilot Officer
459 SQN ME
BLAKE, Norman Harold
431713
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Aircraft accident between Jacquinet Bay and Rabaul
BLAKE [DFC], Frederick William
415499
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
466 SQN
BLAKELEY, Ronald Harry
409813
Discharged
Warrant Officer
42 SQN
BLAKERS, Henry Eric
427841
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
RAF STN DALLACHY
BLAMPIED, Lawrence Bernard James
431244
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9ACHU
BLAUBAUM, Reginald Noel
401267
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1 WAGS
BLAY, Geoffrey William
401608
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
2 BAGS P/Pirie
BLENNERHASSETT, Leslie
406287
Discharged
Pilot Officer
35 SQN
BLEWETT, William Cyril
416737
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
1 WAGS
BLIGHT, Thomas David
437924
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
BLIGHT, Thomas James
401760
Discharged
Warrant Officer
113 ASRF
BLOMELEY, Albert Edward
439247
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
BLOMELEY, William James
401887
Discharged
Pilot Officer
67 SQN
BLUMER, Paul John
402027
Killed
Pilot Officer
Aircraft accident RAF station Armarda Rd India - 355 SQN
BLUNDSTONE, Reginald George
408186
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
1 OTU
BOANAS, Jack William Robinson
417331
Killed (POW)
Flight Sergeant
P.O.W Ambon - 55 OBU
BOARDMAN, Philip Ernest
443865
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS 3 wags
BOCK, Gordon Andrew
401735
Discharged
Flying Officer
99 SQN
BODEY, Lancelot Ross
434213
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
RAF
BODGER, Thomas George
440432
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
25 SQN
BODYCOAT, Noel Thomas
436048
Discharged
Flying Officer
35 SQN
BOEHM, Norman Herbert
438884
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
HQ Tel U
BOGIE, Ansel Frederick
445209
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
BOGIE, Robert Reginald James
401609
Discharged
Warrant Officer
3 AOS
BOGUE, Brian Anthony
441265
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
10 SD
BOITTIER, James Victor
14092
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 OTU A25765
BOLAND, Boland Garnet
431487
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
7 Hosp
BOLINGBROKE, Charles Edward Donovan
26653
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
AMU
BOLTON, James Henry
406687
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
7 OTU O51752
BOLTON, Robert Burns
10173
Killed
Corporal
Flying accident Chepstowe Vic.
BOLTON, George Frederick
401412
Killed
Sergeant
Killed in action- the Thousand Bomber Raid Germany - 23 OTU
BOND, George Arthur
400428
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
7 OTU
BOND, John James George
416055
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
2 Air Ambu
BOND, Kenneth Mason
433291
Discharged
Flying Officer
30 Sqn.
BONE, Peter Keith
419943
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
6 RAAF Hospital
BONNES, Joseph Taylor
407096
Discharged
Warrant Officer
55 OBU
BONNETT, Vernon William
429845
Discharged
Pilot Officer
40 SQN
BONNICE, Thomas
401737
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
25 SQN
BOOKER, Fred
415719
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RAF Beccles
BOON, James Albert
445358
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig Sch
BOORD, Thomas Kitchener
410829
Discharged (POW)
Warrant Officer
1 MD Reh
BOOTH, Kelvin Leslie
417150
Discharged
Flying Officer
5 OTU
BORAIN, James Oliver
404011
Killed
Leading Aircraftman
Aircraft accident at Wagga N.S.W - 2 SFTSch
BOREHAM, Lindsay Duncan
418245
Discharged
Pilot Officer
656 SQN
BORRELL, James Frederick
450202
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
AGS
BORRETT, Arnold Harvey
406769
Killed
Sergeant
Air ops. from the U.K, operation Wilhelmshaven. - 15 SQN
BORRETT, David Raydon
427371
Discharged
Warrant Officer
299 SQN
BOTT, Clement Carrington
415300
Discharged
Warrant Officer
21 SQN
BOTT, Robert Douglas
441027
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
BOTTGER, Kevin Desmond
442970
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
14 SD
BOUCHER, Arthur Clifford
434932
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
BOUGHEN, Leslie Emslie
441106
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
BOULTBEE, Edward David
441405
Discharged
Warrant Officer
13 SQN
BOULTBEE, Richard Townsend
415223
Discharged
Flying Officer
5 PER DEP
BOULTBEE [DFC], Anthony Peter
415500
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
38 SQN
BOULTER, Ronald John
442138
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
6 AD
BOUNDS, William Cornelius
418246
Discharged
Flying Officer
450 SQN
BOURKE, Edward Thomas
438904
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 SD
BOURKE, Mervyn James
35254
Discharged
Flying Officer
5 CU
BOURNE, James Charles
408561
Discharged
Flying Officer
2 SQN
BOURRETT, Matthew Jean
438925
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
BOVELL, Peter John
441837
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig Sch
BOWE, Norman James
449183
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
BOWEN, Ivor Morgan
437899
Discharged
Warrant Officer
102 SQN
BOWEN, John Bartley
444308
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 AD
BOWER, John Bernard
443391
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
36 SQN
BOWER, John Keith
427793
Discharged
Warrant Officer
2 AOSch
BOWERING [DFM], Rowland Dudley
429867
Discharged
Flying Officer
ACAC
BOWERS, Charles Joseph
435376
Discharged
Flight Sergeant [Temporary]
RAAF HQ [D POST]
BOWLES, Alexander Pearce
426791
Discharged
Warrant Officer
107 Sqn
BOWLES, Henry Thomas Aubrey
434613
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1 Y Depot Moncton
BOWMAN, Alan Peter
407488
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Italy - 114 SQN
BOWMAN, Clive
430110
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
BOWMAN, John Robert
58800
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
21 SQN
BOWMAN, Norman Jack
418913
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle France - 463 SQN
BOWMAN, Thomas William
435784
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
BOWN, Leslie Walter
406094
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Rupt on Moselle France target Friederichshafen - 460 SQN
BOWRA, Geoffrey Frederick
406050
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
3 AOSch
BOX, Harold Chivers
410211
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
23 SQN
BOX, John Leslie
416017
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
85 Wing
BOXALL, Albert Verdum William
450223
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 wAGS
BOXALL, Alexander Raymond
416738
Discharged
Warrant Officer
5 OTU
BOXHALL, Reginald Oliver
416925
Discharged
Warrant Officer
RAF Beccles
BOYD, James Owen
410830
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle NW Europe target Berlin, Germany - 460 SQN
BOYD, Samuel John Stuart
444283
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
4 STT
BOYLAN, Gerard Anthony
442087
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
BOYLE, Daniel Patrick
409500
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident Mountford Farm Salt Heath, Staffordshire, U.K - 30 OTU
BOYLE, Harold Edward
21939
Discharged
Corporal
HQ D Post
BOYS, Grant
437388
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
BRACKEN, John Thomas
417042
Discharged
Warrant Officer
85 W HQ
BRADBRIDGE, Harvey Francis
445135
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
BRADCOCK, Kenneth James
73977
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
40 OTU
BRADFORD, William Thomas
439078
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig Sch Pt Cook
BRADLEY, Francis
436055
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
BRADLEY, Milton John
442326
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
BRADLEY, Robert Kimber
417792
Discharged
Flying Officer
96 SQN
BRADSHAW, Frank
410442
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
56 Base
BRADSHAW, Malcolm
406749
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying accident Gasmata, Papua New Guinea - AFHQ
BRADSTREET, Raymond Harold
406824
Killed
Flying Officer
Flying battle Philippines - 43 SQN
BRADY, James Patrick
43193
Discharged
Flying Officer
8 C.U
BRADY, John
436381
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops. Near Linkenheim, Germany - 100 SQN RAF
BRADY, John
142955
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
BRADY, Kenneth Robert
436742
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
BRADY, Kevin James
442328
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
21 SQN
BRADY, Michael Henry
419371
Discharged
Warrant Officer
466 SQN RAAF
BRADY, William Frank
401202
Discharged
Warrant Officer
1 ITS
BRAHAM, John Harold Collyer
417043
Discharged
Flying Officer
53 BASE
BRANAGH, Eric Wilson
419554
Discharged
Flying Officer
467 SQN
BRANCH, Alexander John
445695
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
BRAND, Kenneth George
436849
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
BRAND, Maxwell Sidney
417044
Discharged
Warrant Officer
4 COM
BRANDLI, Roy Frank
427996
Discharged
Wing Commander
3 Telec O5853
BRANDON, Ronald William
404196
Discharged
Aircraftman
1 WAGS
BRANDWOOD, kingsley Norman
417452
Discharged
Flying Officer
463 SQN
BRANFORD, Kenneth Harold
444327
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
BRANHAM, Walter Leslie
449501
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
Sig. Sch.
BRASHER, Sydney Harold
410942
Discharged
Flying Officer
27 OTU
BRASSEL, John Patrick
33239
Discharged
Warrant Officer
11 Per D & RC
BRATT, Keith Joseph
432933
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
5 OTU Williamstown
BRAY, Edgar Victor Pitt
442418
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
8 SQN
BRAY, Peter Dennis
442224
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
! WAGS
BRAY, Stanley John
431760
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
N/Com HQ
BRAYBROOK, Vernon Norman
7228
Discharged
Flying Officer
9 AH Unit
BRAZELL, John Robert
441343
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
BRECHIN, Angus Edward
427586
Killed
Flying Officer
Aircraft accident Middle East - Shalluda
BREDE, Keith William
441622
Discharged
Warrant Officer
21 SQN
BREEN, Francis Patrick
419288
Discharged
Warrant Officer
ACAC
BREEN, Leo David
417793
Discharged
Warrant Officer
7 SQN
BREN, Clement James
419289
Discharged
Corporal
111ASR Flight
BRENNAN, Gerard Anthony
441623
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
99 SQN
BRENT, James Richard
431685
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
BRETTELL, Frank Vernon
449091
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
AGS
BREUSTEDT, Francis Henry
427057
Discharged
Warrant Officer
640 SQN
BREW, John Summers
419517
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
BREWIN, Richard Ramsay
400429
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
Cent G Sch
BREWSTER-JONES, John Arthur
407859
Discharged
Sergeant
4 EMB Dep
BRIDE, Robert Roland
439079
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
BRIDGBORN, Hedley Ernest
408080
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
21 PTC
BRIDGES, Beverly William
406289
Discharged
Flying Officer
12 SQN
BRIDGES, George Francis Granville
441649
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
1 WAGS
BRIDGES, Ronald Paul
430009
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
BRIDGMAN, Michael Joseph
408902
Discharged
Flying Officer
97 SQN [Straits Settlements]
BRIERS, John Michael
427689
Discharged
Pilot Officer
Beccles
BRIGGS, Clifford George
404288
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
E/Sale
BRIGHT, Brian Robert
407841
Killed
Sergeant
Accidental, Beverley Island, Australia - 33 SQN
BRINDLE, Frank
406448
Discharged
Flying Officer
35 SQN
BRINKLEY, John Lloyd
406093
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
2 AOSch
BRINKMAN, Kenneth George
401892
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
4 Hosp
BRINSDEN, Peter Frederick
436442
Discharged
Warrant Officer
5 OTU Williamtown
BRITTAIN, Frederick Marcus
431806
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
BRITTLIFFE, Victor Edward
136080
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
RAAF Lav
BROAD, Donald Glen
437112
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 SQN
BROAD, Raymond Cecil
427795
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Air ops, over Bremen, Germany - 463 SQN
BROAD, Ronald Eric
406288
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Accidental, Middle East - 8 SQN
BROADBENT, Leonard Lionel
444437
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
BROADBENT, Robert
407860
Discharged
Flying Officer
34 SQN
BROADHURST, Ronald Edward
437750
Discharged
Warrant Officer
Beccles RAF
BROCK, James
409983
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Flying accident near Northampton Western Australia - 14 SQN
BROCK, Robert Edwards
37054
Discharged
Warrant Officer
9 ACHU
BROCKIE, Clement Gordon
439208
Discharged
Sergeant
Lav
BROCKMAN, Brian Hugh
415503
Discharged
Flying Officer
AC RE COY Sch
BROCKSOPP, John Bentley
407489
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Killed in action [Flying battle], Middle East - IRAQ HQ
BRODERICK, John James
409022
Killed
Flying Officer
Aircraft accident Richmond NSW - 2ACP
BRODERICK, John Murray
435222
Discharged
Flying Officer
5 OTU
BRODIE, Ian George
401739
Killed
Flight Sergeant
Missing believed killed air ops. U.K - 460 SQN
BRODIE, Robert Harry
439348
Discharged
Flying Officer
107 Sqn
BROKENSHIRE, Geoffrey Richard
401023
Discharged
Flight Lieutenant
BTU
BROMILOW, Bruce
427796
Discharged
Warrant Officer
2 AGSch
BROMLEY, Donald Keith
431300
Discharged
Warrant Officer
14 ACHU
BROMLEY, John Edward
437113
Discharged
Flying Officer
2 AOSch
BROMLEY, Richard Martin
407940
Discharged
Leading Aircraftman
1 WAGS
BROMWELL, John Bryce
441380
Discharged
Flight Sergeant
7 OTU
BROOK [DFC], Kenneth Richard
416165
Killed
Flying Officer
Aircraft shot down Cottesmore England - 51 SQN
BROOKER, Victor Alfred
400430
Discharged
Flying Officer
1 WAGS
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