Pirie, Frank Badge.

Biography

Pirie, Frank Badge. (Francis); b. November 18, 1905, Louisville, Kentucky; Attended Purdue University for 3 years studying Engineering; Married; Civil Engineer; No party affiliation; Received Passport# 488151 on December 7, 1937 which listed his address as 40 Grove Street, and 350 West 18th Street, both NYC; Sailed December 11, 1937 aboard the Vollendam; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on December 26, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Estado Mayor, Topography Section; 57th (British) BN, Co. 4; 35th Division Topography Section; Lincoln-Washington BN; Last unit (June-September 1938) British BN, Rank Soldado; Served at Retreats and Ebro Offensive; WIA March 19, 1938, shrapnel in the foot; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; d. October 15, 1987, Santa Barbara, California, buried in Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, California.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; Pay; RGASPI; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave# 89060017. Code A
Photograph: Frank Pirie, 1939.