BiographyFoster, Charles Frank b. September 18, 1900, New York; African American; father William Foster (1863-?), mother Jane Foster (1861-?); Single; Mechanic, CP 1935, unit organizer; Domicile 506 East 13th Street, NYC; Sailed March 18, 1937 aboard the Normandie; Arrived in Spain April 2¸1937; Served with the XV BDE, Transport; Returned December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; d. December 28, 1987, Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Bluffs, Dukes County, Massachusetts; Received a poor evaluation in Spain.
Siblings: brothers William H. Foster (1884-?), Edward H. Foster (1890-?), sisters Jenteyena Foster (1887-?), Adelaide Foster (1892-?).
Sources: Cadre; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 891, ll. 59; African Americans; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave #182751345.
Note: Box 2, Folder 23, 177_197042 [List of Names] Moscow Fond 545, Opis 5, Delo 197, ll. 42, Oct. 1938. This is a page from Folder 197: Album of 15th International Brigade Presented to the American Communist Volunteers of the 15th Brigade by the Communist Party of Spain. On a two page spread entitle Declaration of the American Negro Comrades eighteen individuals signed the second page.