The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Negri
First Name:
Peter James
Rank:
Lance Corporal
Regimental #:
WX12985
Company:
‘C’ Company Headquarters as Reinforcement
Enlisted:
14.05.1941
DOB:
12.02.1920
Place of Birth:
Greenbushes, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Peter Negri
Mothers's Name:
Florrie Negri (nee Jerrick)
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Millhand
Memorial:
Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Panel 18, Age 25.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
‘E’ Force Borneo
POW#:
1/12091 & 1836
Cause of Death:
Cardiac Beri-Beri
Place of Death:
Sandakan No1 Camp
Date of Death:
21.01.1945

General Description

Peter Negri enlisted AIF 14 May 1941.  As a reinforcement he left Northam entrained to Gage Roads Fremantle, to board ‘Aquitania’ 15 Jan 1942 where he joined ‘C’ Company Headquarters.

Peter Negri
Peter Negri

 

Peter was a POW Singapore when selected with ‘E’ Force Borneo which sailed from Singapore 2 March 1943.

Please read further about E Force

Also read about the West Australian men who lost their young lives at that dreadful place called Sandakan.

Only son Peter, died January 1945 aged 25 years.

Peter Negri

Above notice by WX12488 Clay, WX9146 Lush and WX17879 Wade from 2/4th.

 

 

 

 

 

Kirup Memorial  includes Brazier and Peter Negri.

Balingup War Memorial includes Brazier and Peter Negri.

 

Please read further about ‘D’ Force Borneo

 

 

Peter’s parents Victorian born Peter Negri and Elizabeth Florence (Florrie) Jerrick married Wellington, WA 1914.  They had three children,  eldest born daughter Florence in 1915, Peter in 1920 and Joyce.

 

 

Peter Negri (Snr) is first generation Australian born to his Italian born father Giacomo Negri, who died Chute, Victoria in 1888 when Peter (Snr) was 8 years old.

 

 

 

 

Peter’s participation in Boxing.

 

 

 

Below:  March 1950.  Joyce Negri’s family

 

 

In 1953 Peter’s mother died.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Sandakan - Borneo ***
  • Lintang Officers Camp, Kuching - Sarawak
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