Biography

German American; Single; Waiter; German American Worker’s Club; Domicile Yorkville, NY; Sailed February 7, 1937 aboard the Washington; Served with the 86th BDE, 20th BN, WIA shrapnel to face and arm; After being released from hospital he was sent to Albacete; later attached to the XV BDE, British Anti-Tank Battery, Brunete and Aragon; WIA in hand; After leaving Spain he was interred in a French concentration camp for eleven days; upon reaching the US he was held at Ellis Island for an additional three days; WWII civilian due to wounds suffered. Sources: Sail; RA Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 912; “A Vet’s Chronicle” by Alexander Hormess, The Volunteer, Volume 11, no. 1, 1989.