Royce, Andrew Lee.

Biography

Royce, Andrew Lee. (Ed Andrew, Royce Alvin); b. July 14, 1910, Malcom, Iowa; 1 year Malcolm High School; US Army, Panama and the US, Married; Soldier; CP 1936 (1937); Received Passport# 357051 on December 11, 1936, which listed his address as Malcolm Village, Iowa, and 1147 Park Avenue, NYC; Sailed December 26, 1936 aboard the Normandie (January 1, 1937 Ile de France); Arrived in Spain on January 3 (6), 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Co. 2, Company Commander; Mentally broken (Shell Shocked) by the action on February 27; Placed in charge of the armory; Later to Albacete Transport June to October 1937; Training at Base Intendencia November 1937-April 1938; XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 2 August 14-25, 1938; Served at Jarama, Guadalajara and the Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris (December 31, 1938, Normandie); WWII US Army, Stateside, rank Staff SGT; d. March 14, 2003, Des Moines, Iowa, buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Corning, Adams County, Iowa.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Voros-Jarama; RGASPI; Iowa Research; Find-a-Grave# 128703576. Code A
Photographs: Andrew Royce courtesy Andrew Royce; and in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 1593, ll. 28.