Gardner, Benjamin Poberesky.


Gardner, Benjamin Poberesky (birth name Poberesky, Benjamin; Pobersky, Ben; Ludwig, Benjamin); b. September 10, 1907, Uman or Konela, Ukraine, Russia; To the US in 1923; Russian American; Jewish; Father Shapsa “Sam” Poberesky, mother Tuba Dashevsky; Prior service US Army, National Guard, 125th Field Artillery, 1928-29; Married to Alice Ruth Hodes (1932); Car Painter; YCL 1926-1930, CP 1928 section organizer and Spanish CP; Domicile 603 Pine Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Arrived in Spain via Setcases on July 5, 1937; Served in XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN; Served at Quinto and Belchite; Transferred to American personnel section at Albacete; Joined Lincoln-Washington BN in front of Quinto; Joined Co. 3 under fire along with another soldier; Returned to the US on March 25, 1939 aboard the President Roosevelt; WWII US Army, 314th Infantry, 79th Division, PFC; d. October 3, 1944, France; Buried in Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York.
Sources: Cadre; Figueres List; RGASPI; ALBA 141 Benjamin Gardner Papers. Find-a- Grave# 2681243 with a revised memorial at 23358230.
Photographs: Ben Pobersky in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 964.