Hormess, Alexander Heinrich.


Hormess, Alexander Heinrich b. June 28, 1906, Beyersdorf, Anhalt-Bitterfeld, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany; 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; Served at Cordoba Front, Brunete, and Aragon; WIA in hand; After leaving Spain he was interred in a French concentration camp for eleven days; Returned to the US on April 15, 1939 aboard the Washington; Upon reaching the US he was held at Ellis Island for an additional three days; WWII civilian due to wounds suffered in Spain; d. January 20, 1994, Calicoon, Sullivan, New York.
Sources: Sail; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 912; “A Vet’s Chronicle” by Alexander Hormess, The Volunteer, Volume 11, no. 1, 1989.
A Vet’s Chronicle – by Alexander Hormess, reprint, The Volunteer Blog, posted March 11, 2015.