Lasher, Benzion.

Biography

k-Lasher, Benzion. (Lacher, Ben); b. November 5, 1915, New York; High School education; Married (Single); Printer; YCL 1933(1932); Domicile 35 W. 81st NYC; YCL 933; Sailed June 2, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrested on June 20, 1937 when the vessel he was travelling to Spain on, the Joven Teresa, was intercepted by the French aviso Granit near Port-Vendres; Arrived in Spain on June 26, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, Lincoln-Washington BN; Rank Soldado; Deserted with Nelson Fishnelson on September 15, 1937 and was apprehended at Figuras and jailed at Albacete and returned to Brigde; Reported MIA with note "rumores herido." (Rumored wounded), March 1938, Caspe, during the Retreats.
Sources: Cadre (under Lacher); Mac-Paps; BN 58 Retreats; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 849, ll. 4, Special List for Personnel Service, Deserters List of Those Now in Spain, January 16, 1938; Opis 6, Delo 929; Joven Teresa list from a letter from Jean MasseĢ to Jim Carmody dated November 30, 1988. Code A