Robert Charles NEGUS CBE

NEGUS, Robert Charles

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 1 July 1911
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: Royal Australian Navy
Born: Maryborough, Queensland, Australia, 14 July 1890
Home Town: Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Albert State School, Maryborough Grammar School
Occupation: School Teacher
Died: Collapsed and died, Sydney, NSW, 7 September 1946, aged 56 years
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
Forces Memorial Wall. Niche 36SA.
Memorials: Maryborough St. Paul's Anglican Church Book of Remembrance
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Peacekeeping Service

1 Jul 1911: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy

World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement
7 Sep 1946: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Captain, Officer, Royal Australian Navy

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

In List of C.B.E. Decoration:
The name of Paymaster Commander Captain Robert Charles Negus, R.A.N., was included in the recent list of honours published in the Australian Press. He now carries the  honoured letters, C.B.E., after his name.
Captain Negus, R.A.N., C.B.E., is the youngest surviving son of Mrs. Edwin Negus, who is new residing with her son, Harry, at 80 Pallas-street, Maryborough. The late Mr. E. Negus died shortly after the Great War, in which their youngest son, Victor Albert, was killed in action in France. When he enlisted, Victor, who had obtained a splendid pass in the Senior Public Examination at the Maryborough Grammar School, was a young teacher on the staff of the Newtown State School. His head teacher, Mr. Hanger, spoke very highly, of his  attainments. Victor Negus, he said, gave every promise of developing into a brilliant teacher and going far in the service of the Department of Education. Other members of the  family are Messrs. Henry Douglas, Edwin Augus tus, Joseph Percy, and George William Negus (all of M'bro) and Mrs. J. Porter, Goomeri. Mr. G. W. Negus, is a well-known  contractor, served through out the Great War in France. One sister, Mrs. H. J. Garrett, died at Brisband two years ago. Capiain R. C. 'Bob' Negus was born at Maryborough 51  years ago. He celebrated his fiftieth birthday last Sunday. He was educated at the Albert State School and the Maryborough Grammar School. He served as junior master at the  Grammar School for three years, and 32 years ago, he passed his Civil Service Examination and was appointed to the staff of the Navy Office, Brisbane, where he remained for  some years. From the Brisbane Office he transferred to the Australian Navy, and saw service in various parts of the world throughout the Great War. Subsequently he was  attached to Australia House, London, for four years. His efficient service earned for him promotion on every Australian cruiser on which he served.
This decoration, in recognition of long and faithful service to his King and country. Captain Negus's family and Maryborough itself are pardonably proud of this honour to  a Maryborough boy. His present headquarters are in Sydney.