Gomer, Alexander.

Biography

Gomer, Alexander J. b. January 22, 1897 (1894), Russia, Naturalized citizen 1917; Russian American; Served in US Army in WW I, 83rd Division, 308th Engineers, Company D, enlisted October 4, 1917 and was discharged on July 8, 1919; Single (divorced); Baker; CP 1933, Socialist Party 1919-1920, CP 1924-1932; Received Passport# 367957 on February 18, 1937 which listed his address as 1617 Canton Steet, Toledo, Ohio; Sailed March 10, 1937 aboard the Washington; Arrived in Spain on April 2, 1937; Served with the Guard Company at the Garde National; then to BN of Instruction, Tarazona as a cook; XV BDE, Washington BN, Co. 2, Section 2; According to an oral history interview with Karl Cannon during the Ebro Offensive Gomer was with the MacKenzie-Papineau BN, as a Cook; Lincoln-Washington BN, Cook; Returned to the US on September 24, 1938 aboard the President Harding; WWII US Army, 308th Engineer Battalion; Company D, Cook; d. February 12, 1959, buried Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary, Indiana.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Washington; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 900, ll. 21-25; ALBA 48, Harriman, #29, Karl Cannon interview, April 3, 1985; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave# 130898905. Code A1