Pringle, Claude.

Biography

Pringle, Claude. b. January 22, 1894 (1895), Halifax County, Virginia; African American; POW; Grammar school education; Prior military service in WW I, US Army, 446 Reserve Labor Battalino, Co. A, Private, enlisted August 17, 1918 to June 24, 1919; Single; Miner; CP 1931 unit secretary; Received Passport# 392813 on April 19, 1937 which listed his address as 637 L Street, Washington, DC, and Bellaire, Ohio (1506 Market, Wheeling, West Virginia); Sailed May 1, 1937 aboard the Britannic; Arrived in Spain on June 2, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, Co. 3, Section 3; transferred to Mackenzie-Papineau BN; Captured March 10, 1938 Belchite, during the Retreats; Exchanged April 22, 1939; Returned to the US on May 6, 1939 aboard the President Harding; d. March 28, 1959, buried Riverside Cemetery, Rochester, New York.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Mac-Paps; Washington; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 564, ll. 50 (fiche); Opis 6, Delo 965, ll. 35; POW; African Americans.965 Code A
Photographs: Claude Pringle, Mackenzie-Papineau souper, November 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0904. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.; and from a frame of Defensors de la Fé (1938), a movie by American Russell Palmer, taken outside of the Burgos Prison Camp, Sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6hVRTmbP1c.