The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Nazzari
First Name:
Francisco
Nick Name:
Frank
Rank:
Corporal (Promoted on 11.2.1942)
Regimental #:
WX8707
Company:
‘A’ Company
Enlisted:
23.10.1940
DOB:
31.01.1916
Place of Birth:
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Onrato Nazzari
Mothers's Name:
Vincenza Nazzari
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Miner
Memorial:
Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Panel 18, Age 29.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
‘E’ Force Borneo
POW#:
12090 & 1832
Cause of Death:
Acute Intestinalitis
Place of Death:
Sandakan No1 Camp
Date of Death:
24.04.1945

General Description

Pte Nazzari and Pte Tommie Gittos on the way to Darwin
Pte Nazzari and Pte Tommie Gittos on the way to Darwin.

Neither survived the war to return to Western Australia.

 

Darwin, NT. c. October 1941. WX8707 Private (Pte) Frank Nazzari and John Ramsbottom, both of 5 Platoon, A Company, 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion beside an A frame bed which they are constructing from bamboo and mangrove saplings to use at Winellie Camp. When the unit arrived at the camp, galvanised huts had been erected, but many were without concrete flooring and windows, requiring the first weeks at the camp to be spent finishing off the accommodation. Pte Nazzari later died of illness on 24 April 1945 in Borneo, whilst a Prisoner of War (POW). (Donor J. Lane)
Darwin, NT. c. October 1941. WX8707 Private (Pte) Frank Nazzari and John Ramsbottom, both of 5 Platoon, A Company, 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion beside an A frame bed which they are constructing from bamboo and mangrove saplings to use at Winellie Camp. When the unit arrived at the camp, galvanised huts had been erected, but many were without concrete flooring and windows, requiring the first weeks at the camp to be spent finishing off the accommodation. Pte Nazzari later died of illness on 24 April 1945 in Borneo, whilst a Prisoner of War (POW). (Donor J. Lane)

 

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NAZZARI, Corporal, FRANK, WX8707, A.I.F. 2/4 M.G. Bn., Australian Infantry. 24 April 1945. Age 29. Son of Mr. and Mrs. O. Nazzari; husband of Anne Nazzari, of West Perth, Western Australia. Panel 18.

Labuan Memorial, Malaysia.

 

Please read further about ‘E’ Force and Sandakan

Camp Locations:

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