Covadias, Christos.

Biography

Covadias, Christos (Costas/Cristos; Cowatsis; Covatsis, Constantine); Lived in Dijoin, Cote d’Or, France where he worked as a farmer; Greek American?; 24 years old; CP 1933; Arrived in Spain October 18, 1936, Served with the XIII BDE, Chapoff BN; Transferred March 23, 1937 to the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington Battalion; Served at Teruel in December 27, 1936, Jarama March 23, 1937, Brunete July 6, 1937, Quinto August 24, 1937, Belchite September 4, 1937, The Retreats - Belchite March 27, 1938, Alcaniz through Gandesa and Ebro and Ebro Offensive until August 27, 1938; Rank Soldado; WIA in the right foot on January 5, 1937 at Teruel with XIII BDE by a bomb; and again August 27, 1938 in hospital in Barcelona until September 19, then to Ripoll until October 31, 1938; Had family in New York a cousin and uncle.
Source: RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 414, ll. 23-29 ; Greek.
Photograph: Constantine Covatsis (Covadias); Fond 545, Opis 6 Delo 414.