The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Peter James
- Lance Corporal
- Regimental #:
- ‘C’ Company Headquarters as Reinforcement
- Place of Birth:
- Greenbushes, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Peter Negri
- Mothers's Name:
- Florrie Negri (nee Jerrick)
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Panel 18, Age 25.
- Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
- ‘E’ Force Borneo
- 1/12091 & 1836
- Cause of Death:
- Cardiac Beri-Beri
- Place of Death:
- Sandakan No. 1 Camp
- Date of Death:
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 was a POW Singapore when selected with ‘E’ Force Borneo which sailed from Singapore 2 March 1943.
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.
Above: His mates Wade, Lush and Clay would of learnt of their mate’s death when they returned to WA.
Kirup Memorial includes Brazier and Peter Negri.
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.
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Sandakan - Borneo ***
- Lintang Officers Camp, Kuching - Sarawak