Keir, Duncan, Jr..

Biography

Keir, Duncan, Jr. b. October 21, 1912, Paisley, Scotland; Scottish American; 4-years prior military service in the US Army, Signal Corps, Panama; Seaman; CP October 1937; Received Passport# 525998 on May 5, 1938 which listed his address as RFD No. 3, Watching, New York; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on June 10, 1938; Trained at Montblanch; Served with the XV BDE, originally sent to the Mac-Paps, 60th BN Transmissiones; Ebro (Asco, Corbera, Gandesa, Pandols, Caballs); Transferred to Brigade Transmissions under Jim Ruskin in September 1938; WIA September 23, 1938 with shrapnel in Caballs;  Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII Merchant Marine, second mate on a Liberty ship in PTO; d. August 23, 1993.
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres, List; RGASPI; Ancestry; Harriman; Landis Audio; (obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 16, No. 1, Spring 1994.
Duncan Keir Interview, ALBA V 48-094, undated, Manny Harriman Video Oral History Collection; ALBA VIDEO 048; box number 9; folder number 24; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.
Photograph: Duncan Keir in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 920.