Reiss, David Morris.

Biography

k-Reiss, David Morris. Single; Textile worker; CP 1932; Domicile 437 E. 26th, Patterson, New Jersey; 29 years old, Sailed March 10, 1937 aboard the Queen Mary; Arrived in Spain on March 25, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, MG Co., Section 3; Lincoln, Lincoln-Washington BN, MG Co. Commander; BN Commander; Rank Teniente; Served at Jarama, Brunete, Quinto, Teruel and the Retreats; Killed in action March 10, 1938 when the BN command post was hit by an artillery shell; He was with DeWitt Parker in a bunker below Santuario de Nuestra Señora del Pueyo west of Belchite and was buried near olive trees at the base of the hill.
Sources: Cader (under Reis, Morris D.); BN 58 Retreats; Washington; RGASPI.
Clipping:  Paterson Meeting to Honor David Reiss, Who Fell in Spain Daily Worker May 4, 1938, p. 5 PATERSON, N. J., May 3. ---David Reiss who fell on the Teruel front while fighting against the Fascist hordes under Franco, will be honored by the Communist Party at a memorial meeting Thursday, at 8 P. M. at Lazzara’s Hall, Cross and Ellison St. Scheduled to speak will be Robert Raven, blind and crippled veteran of the Lincoln Battalion. Martha Stone, organizer of the C. P. will represent the Party at the meeting.
Photographs: Reiss, Commander, and David (Red) Drummond, Political Commissar, Machine-gun Company, Lincoln- Washington, October 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection ; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0772. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.