About Albert Sidney Burleson Negley
Second Lieutenant, 1st Regiment, 2nd Philippine Infantry Division, United States Army
Lieutenant Albert Negley was born in San Antonio February 10, 1913. He received his elementary education at Travis and Mark Twain Schools and graduated at Phillips Exeter Academy in 1931, Yale University in 1935 and the Law School of the University of Texas in 1938.
Lieutenant Negley was named after his grandfather, Albert S. Burleson, Postmaster-General in the Cabinet of President Woodrow Wilson. He was the great-great-grandson of General Edward Burleson, Vice-President of the Republic of Texas.
Employed in Manila at the time of the Japanese attack in December 1941, he joined the United States Air Corps, but as the situation developed he was assigned to duty with the ground forces and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. He served in that capacity through the series of actions which ended in his capture when Bataan surrendered.
After the surrender in the Philippines he remained a prisoner of war of the Japs for 3 years in the camp at Cabanatuan until taken on board the transport for transfer to Japan in 1945.
San Antonio Light August 1, 1945
Albert Negley Dies on Jap Prison Ship
Second Lieut. Albert Sidney Burleson Negley, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard V.W. Negley of San Antonio, was killed on a Jap transport sunk in Subic Bay by American air action, the War Department has notified his parents.
His death was preceded by that of his youngest brother, Lieutenant Richard V.W. Negley Jr., who was killed in February 1942 in air action against the Japs over the Java Sea. He is survived by another brother, Lieut. William Negley.